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Bone Marrow Adult Stem Cells Repair a Damaged Heart

Thursday, July 06, 2006 - Stem Cell Guru

Researchers at the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine at Toronto General Hospital have discovered the 'SOS' distress signal that mobilizes specific heart repair cells from the bone marrow to the injured heart after a heart attack.

While it has long been known that bone marrow cells have the ability to clear the dead tissue after a heart attack, what has not been known until now is the critically important role of bone marrow adult stem cells in repairing a damaged heart, restoring its function and enhancing the growth of new blood vessels.

Read more about the work of this research team in Toronto are doing to identify the molecule that mobilizes the stem cells on the Medical-News.Net site.


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