Thursday, 24 February 2011

Russ asks us about technology that strips cells from donor tissues

Hi Russ,

Thanks for your question, a very interesting one.

Yes, that may be a possibility. This technique is already been done with rat hearts and this line of investigation is being pursued in some labs around the world.

Other scientists are looking at ways of creating ‘patches’ of human heart that could be used to replace a portion of damaged heart using this approach.

Thanks again for your question and best wishes

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