Muscle Cells That May Hold a Key to Repairing Young Hearts, Children's Hospital Boston Study

Published: Jan 07, 2009

Washington Post -- No, this isn't a reminder that today -- the 12th day of Christmas -- is the traditional day to pack away the tree ornaments. These brilliant orbs are actually a layer of fluorescently stained muscle cells designed to encourage the growth of stem cells that may one day replace pacemakers in children and keep young hearts beating on time, according to Doug Cowan, an assistant professor of anesthesia at Children's Hospital Boston.

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