Chuck Murry, professor at the University of Washington, talks about his lab's research in regenerating new heart tissue out of stem cells.
- the building blocks of heart muscles, we can make the cells of blood vessels, connective tissue cells.
- progress in getting them to self assemble and organize a coherent tissue.
- we believe that by growing new heart muscle we can regress heart failure.
- we've shown that if we can transplant these in animals that have had a heart attack we can prevent them from developing heart failure.
Researcher: Stem cells 'new way' for treating heart disease