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University of Toronto Scientists One Step Closer to Creating Youthful Heart Patches From Old Cells



11/28/2012 7:44:25 AM

A new method of growing cardiac tissue is teaching old stem cells new tricks. The discovery, which transforms aged stem cells into cells that function like much younger ones, may one day enable scientists to grow cardiac patches for damaged or diseased hearts from a patient's own stem cells—no matter what age the patient—while avoiding the threat of rejection.

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