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Human Cells Power Mouse Heart
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This mouse heart is beating again - with cells from a human. Using a process called decellulariztion, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, stripped away the mouse heart's original cells and repopulated the remaining scaffold with stem cells derived from human skin. Before being implanted , the stem cells were reverse engineered to make multipotential cardiovascular progenitor - or MCP - cells, designed to mature into the specialized cells the heart needs to function.moreless

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