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Posted by Dana Sparks (@danasparks) · Apr 9, 2013

‘Smart’ Stem Cells Show Promise in Heart Failure Patients (pkg)

First-in-humans study introduces next generation cell therapy

Translating a Mayo Clinic stem-cell discovery, an international team has demonstrated that therapy with cardiopoietic (cardiogenically-instructed) or “smart” stem cells can improve heart health for people suffering from heart failure. This is the first application in patients of lineage-guided stem cells for targeted regeneration of a failing organ, paving the way to development of next generation regenerative medicine solutions. Dennis Douda has this report. [TRT 2:05]

Results of the clinical trial appear online of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology 

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