Heart tissue generated from human embryonic stem cells

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 25 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:174
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. 1Jerusalem

    Human heart tissue that contains blood vessels and beats spontaneously has been generated from human embryonic stem cells, according to a recent report in Circulation Research (2007 Jan 11, doi: 10.1161/01.RES.0000257776.05673.ff).

    A team at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa put together a combination of cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells produced from human embryonic stem cells with fibroblasts isolated from mouse embryos to produce highly vascularised tissue. They used a biodegradable polymer …

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