Link Between Heart, Blood, and Skeletal Muscle, University of Minnesota Study

Published: May 03, 2013

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Gene thought to make heart tissues turns out to make blood and muscles as well. New research out of the Lillehei Heart Institute at the University of Minnesota shows that by turning on just a single gene, Mesp1, different cell types including the heart, blood and muscle can be created from stem cells. The study was published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

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