24.05.2012 03.Siwan. 5772 Tag 47 des Omer
Technion-Rambam scientists take first step that could eventually be used to repair damaged heart muscle.
Haifa scientists have taken a first-ever step in the use of adult human stem cells by reprogramming skin cells from two heart failure patients and turning them into healthy, new heart muscle cells capable of integrating with existing heart tissue.
Eventually the technique could be used to repair such patients’ damaged heart muscle, but it will take between five and 10 more years to start implementing the technique in clinical trials….