Skin Cells can Heal Injured Hearts

Usually after a heart attack, the heart is unable to replace its dead cells and patients are often left with little option of another heart transplant or cell therapy that transplants heart cells into the patient’s heart.

Dr. Shunsuke Funakoshi (Kyoto University) took induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells that were reprogrammed from skin cellsduring the research, and made them into heart cells.

To read more about Funakoshi’s research, please click here.

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