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Animal Research Minute – How could mice and stem cells help people who

Well, according to a new study at UCSF, a novel approach to treating heart attacks could be on the horizon. By studying heart attacks in mice, scientists have discovered a stem cell treatment that improves cardiac function, minimizes scar size, leads to the development of new blood vessels — and avoids the risk of tissue rejection. This study is now being conducted in mice, and with more research, this treatment could be available for people in the future.

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