19.12.2011 23.Kislev. 5772
Heart attack, stroke treatment to benefit from Israeli breakthrough.
Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Medical Center in Haifa are the first in the world to create new blood vessels using embryonic stem cells that were programmed in advance.
The breakthrough cells were cultured in the lab in large amounts – enough to use them for treating cardiovascular diseases in patients.
The team was headed by Prof. Joseph Itskovitz- Eldor, head of the obstetrics/gynecology department at Rambam and the stem cell lab at the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, together with Dr. Ayelet Dar-Vaknin. An article was published online in the journal Circulation over the weekend….