Mouse Heart Made to Beat Again with Human Cells

Happy-Valentine-s-Day-Mouse-9780061804328Dr. Herbert West was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.

Via E! Science News:

For the first time, a mouse heart was able to contract and beat again after its own cells were stripped and replaced with human heart precursor cells, said scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, reported online today in Nature Communications, show the promise that regenerating a functional organ by placing human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells — which could be personalized for the recipient — in a three-dimensional scaffold could have for transplantation, drug testing models and understanding heart development.

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4 Comments on "Mouse Heart Made to Beat Again with Human Cells"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Aug 18, 2013 at 6:17 pm |

    If you give a mouse a heart, he’s going to want your blood!

  2. BuzzCoastin | Aug 19, 2013 at 12:40 am |

    Who minds those pop bottles flyin’?
    The hisses and the boos
    The team has been consistent
    Yeah, we always lose
    But we’re laughin’ cause… We’ve got heart
    We’ve got heart… We’ve got heart
    All you really need is heart
    When the odds are sayin’ you’ll never win
    That’s when the grin should start

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