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Fat Stem Cells Turned Into Muscle in Experiment

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - Stem Cell Guru

Reuters news agency yesterdayhad a report concerning stem cells taken from human fat, which can be transformed into smooth muscle cells,. This, potentially, offers a way to treat many kinds of heart disease, gastrointestinal and bladder ills, U.S. researchers report.

While the experiment does not quite offer a way to turn a pot belly into a flat stomach, the researchers said the transformed cells contracted and relaxed just like smooth muscle cells.

These cells help the heart beat and blood flow, push food through the digestive system and make bladders fill and empty.

Read the full article Fat Stem Cells Turned Into Muscle in Experiment on MSNBC News.


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