Reprogrammed Scar Cells Grow Into New Blood Vessels
11. 17. 14 by StefanCretu7
- Cardiovascular scientists at Houston Methodist, learned that fibroblasts cells can be coaxed into becoming endothelium, an entirely different type of adult cell that forms the lining of blood vessels
- Scientists said that the regenerative medicine approach provides proof-of-concept for a small molecule therapy that could be used to improve the healing of cardiovascular damage
- This is the first method of its kind that does not use infectious virus particles specially engineered to deliver gene-manipulating DNA to cells
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