Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study

September 6, 2018

(The Scientist) – Cardiac stem cell research has a turbulent history. Studies revealing the presence of regenerative progenitors in adult rodents’ hearts formed the basis of numerous clinical trials, but several experiments have cast doubt on these cells’ ability to produce new tissue. Some scientists are now lauding the results of a report published in April in Circulation as “undeniable evidence” against the idea that resident stem cells can give rise to new cardiomyocytes.

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