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Heart news

April 8, 2007

Heart valve grown from stem cells.

Heart surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub, who led the team, said doctors could be using artificially grown heart components in transplants within three years.

His researchers at Harefield hospital managed to grow tissue that works in the same way as human heart valves.

Sir Magdi told the Guardian newspaper a whole heart could be produced from stem cells within 10 years.

This is so exciting!

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One comment

  1. We knew it was coming. Wonderful research, wonderful news. Thank you for posting.



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