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Using Stem Cells for Heart Damage

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Using Stem Cells for Heart Damage

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Using Stem Cells for Heart Damage

Using Stem Cells for Heart Damage

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that they've had luck in isolating and growing adult stem cells taken from tissue samples, and may be able to use those cells to help generate new tissue to heal the heart after an attack.

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Eduardo Marban, M.D., Ph.D., chief of cardiology, Michel Mirowski Professor in cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.