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Poldark: Would Baby Sarah Survive Her Heart Condition Today?

Poldark fans felt the weight of Dwight’s grief this week as the doctor watched on helplessly as his daughter, Sarah died of a congenital heart condition unsuspected by Sarah’s (secretly) doting mother Caroline. (1) Poldark heartbreak as baby Sarah dies Poldark is a guilty pleasure for many of our...

Early Results Show Irregular Heartbeat Improves After Mesenchymal Stem Cells Treatment

A new study published this month in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine indicates that treating heart patients with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) does not increase their risk of irregular heart beat (arrhythmia). In fact, the MSCs had the opposite effect and showed promise of improving the condition.   “This could...

Clinical trial to use heart-derived stem cells to restore heart tissue, function

A multi-center team of researchers are planning a clinical trial using cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) (a heterogeneous cluster of proliferating cardiac cells that include mesenchymal stem cells) to regenerate the tissue and improve function of the heart in patients who have suffered heart attacks (myocardial infarction, MI). The study will...

Stem cells grow heart tissue in breakthrough research

In a research laboratory at Brisbane’s Prince Charles Hospital on Tuesday morning journalists were able to see beating human heart tissue cells that had been grown from stem cells. In the future, patients suffering heart attacks, strokes, or other types of heart disease will receive new heart cells grown from stem...

Stem cell treatment regenerates damaged heart tissue

A new stem cell treatment has reversed scarring in heart failure patients by 40 percent, and also improved recovery and survival, a small-scale trial has demonstrated. The treatment, which was developed by British regenerative medicine company Celixir, involved injecting adult stem cells into heart muscle during bypass surgery. Heart failure is...

NUI Galway stem cell breakthrough will generate heart tissue in a lab dish

A collaborative research project led by NUI Galway researchers has achieved a major breakthrough in the harnessing of stem cells to generate patient-specific heart tissue in a dish for the treatment of heart disease and sudden death in young children. This latest advanced stem cell study achieved by the...

Researchers generate human heart grafts from human pluripotent stem cells

Scientists from the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), in collaboration with the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Spain and two other groups in the USA, have made a big leap in heart regeneration advances by achieving heart grafts from human pluripotent stem cells for the first time...

Micro heart muscle created from stem cells

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have invented a new way to create three-dimensional human heart tissue from stem cells. The tissue can be used to model disease and test drugs, and it opens the door for a precision medicine approach to treating heart disease. Although there are existing techniques...

Stem cells show promise for treating heart failure, study finds

Stem-cell therapy involving bone marrow could revolutionize treatment for people struggling with heart failure, according to a study that included research from the University of Pittsburgh. The clinical trial determined end-stage heart failure patients treated with stem cells harvested from their own bone marrow had 37 percent fewer cardiac...

Stem cell therapy halves deaths from heart failure

Stem cells can repair a damaged heart and potentially halve the number of people dying from heart failure, scientists have shown, in a major breakthrough for regenerative medicine. For more than a decade scientists have been convinced that stem cells were the future of organ repair because they can become any...