Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Advances in stem cell research

Myocardial infarctions, or heart attacks, always involve necrosis (tissue death) of cardiac tissue. Consequently, even a mild heart attack causes permanent damage to the heart muscle. But what if the damaged heart tissue could actually be repaired from "the ground up".

According to this article, a new procedure may use stem cells from a heart attack patient's own bone marrow to initiate repairs within hours of a heart attack. The procedure doesn't sound perfect or in any way a quick fix, but it does point to the advantages of continuing to do medical research in the stem cell area.

Heart attacks and stem cells

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