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September 12, 2005

Kyoto University researchers find stem cells in human heart

Topics: Stem Cells

Osaka, Japan (Japan Today) - Stem cells have been discovered in human heart tissue and separated off, a finding which may pave the way for treating patients whose heart muscle has been damaged due to heart ailment, a Kyoto University research team said Friday.

The stem cells, when cultivated, developed into several different types of cells including heart muscle cells, endothelium cells, and fat cells. The researchers also found stem cells in skeletal muscles when they looked into human leg muscles.

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