An implanted graft of cardiac cells derived from human stem cells (green) meshed with primates' heart cells (red). Click for 1:29 video of Dr. Charles Murry explaining the findings.

 

In a major advance, researchers at the University of Washington have successfully restored damaged heart muscle of monkeys using heart cells created from human embryonic stem cells.

The results of the experiment appear in the April 30 advanced online edition of the journal Nature in a paper titled, “Human embryonic-stem cell derived cardiomyocytes regenerate non-human primate hearts.” 

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