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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