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These engineered “cells” were made from the secretions and membranes of human mesenchymal stem cells.

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Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy

By Kerry Grens | November 15, 2016

The Scientist caught up with cardiac stem cell researcher Mark Sussman to get his thoughts on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting.

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image: Donor Stem Cells Improve Cardiac Function

Donor Stem Cells Improve Cardiac Function

By Kerry Grens | October 12, 2016

After a heart attack, monkeys given induced pluripotent stem cell–derived cardiomyocytes show more regeneration in the organ, but with risks.

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image: Mysterious Mechanisms of Cardiac Cell Therapy

Mysterious Mechanisms of Cardiac Cell Therapy

By Kerry Grens | February 4, 2016

Injections of progenitor cells into damaged rat hearts may improve function, but not because the implants themselves are creating new muscle.

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image: Gel Heals Heart Attack Injury

Gel Heals Heart Attack Injury

By Kerry Grens | September 17, 2015

A collagen patch seeded with a regenerative protein helps mice and pigs regain cardiac function after a heart attack.

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