Mending a Broken Heart with Stem Cells

Worldwide, about 23 million people have heart attacks each year.  Half of them die within five years.  In the United States alone, heart failure costs $40 billion a year. 

While we’ve made a lot of progress in preventing heart attacks over the past 50 years, there has been no way to undo the damage a heart attack leaves behind in survivors.  Fortunately that’s all changing. 

The field of adult stem cell research and therapy is exploding right now, and its advances promise to change the way medicine is practiced and to imp.....

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