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Cardiac Function After Heart Attack may be Improved by Engineered Stem Cells

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 21, 2010 at 7:33 PM Heart Disease News   - G J E 4
Genetically engineered stem cells are good to reduce organ damage and boost cardiac function following a heart attack, a new animal study has revealed.
 Cardiac Function After Heart Attack may be Improved by Engineered Stem Cells
Cardiac Function After Heart Attack may be Improved by Engineered Stem Cells
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The study was led by Matthias Siepe, assistant professor and staff surgeon at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical University Center in Freiburg, Germany and his colleagues.

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The team aimed to determine what role cytokines - substances secreted by cells that have an effect on other cells - might play following a heart attack.

The researchers implanted rats each with tiny polyurethane scaffolds seeded with different genetically engineered stem cells.

The results revealed significant improvements in blood pressure function in the rats implanted with scaffolds seeded with the genetically engineered stem cells.

And, blood dynamics were stable in rats that received scaffolds with unmodified stem cells.

Source: ANI
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