Scientists Create Mature Heart Muscle Cells from Stem Cells

January 27, 2017

(UPI) – Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have successfully generated mature heart muscle cells using stem cells. The mature heart muscle cells were created by implanting stem cells from a healthy adult or one with a type of heart disease into newborn rat hearts. The host hearts then give biological signals and chemistry necessary for the implanted immature heart muscle cells to overcome a developmental blockage that usually stops growth.