All Pumped Up: Can Stem Cells Fix Human Hearts? Regenerating functioning heart cells has been a goal of medicine for more than a century. There are stem cells in our hearts that regenerate heart tissue — they just do it at a glacial pace, not nearly fast enough to make repairs in the event of an injury. Now, scientists are trying to juice up those cells so they can repair damage caused by heart attacks.
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All Pumped Up: Can Stem Cells Fix Human Hearts?

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All Pumped Up: Can Stem Cells Fix Human Hearts?

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STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

Scientists say there is another promising way of treating heart disease that would preserve that familiar...

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INSKEEP: NPR's Joe Palca has a status report of the research in this field known as regenerative medicine.

JOE PALCA: Joe Palca, NPR News.

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