Navigation Links
Skin Cells Turned Into Working Heart Muscle
Date:2/12/2009

Research could lead to new treatments for organ's diseases that have genetic cause

THURSDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to use skin cells to create stem cells that can repair damaged hearts, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison report.

In late 2007, UW-Madison researchers showed that skin cells could be turned back into stem cells. In this new study, these induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells were used to create working heart-muscle cells (cardiomyocytes).

The research was published in the Feb. 12 issue of Circulation Research.

"It's an encouraging result, because it shows that those cells will be useful for research and may someday be useful in therapy," lead researcher Tim Kamp, a professor of medicine at the UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, said in a university news release. "If you have a heart failure patient who is in dire straits -- and there are never enough donor hearts for transplantation -- we may be able to make heart cells from the patient's skin cells, and use them to repair heart muscle. That's pretty exciting."

However, much more research is required before that kind of therapy may be possible.

"We're excited about it, because it's some of the first research to show it can be done, but in the future, we'll probably say, 'Well, of course, it can be done,'" Kamp said. "But you don't know until you do it. It's a very mysterious and complicated dance to get these cells to go from skin cells to stem cells to heart cells."

More information

The U.S. National Institutes of Health has more about stem cells.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of Wisconsin-Madison, news release, Feb. 12, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Nanoparticle smart bomb targets drug delivery to cancer cells
2. Stem cells: Deathly awakening by interferon
3. Levels of Circulating Tumor Cells Could Predict Prostate Cancer Outcome
4. Growth factor protects key brain cells in Alzheimers models
5. Leukemia stem cells have more in common with embryonic stem cells than adult stem cells
6. Total Health Center Using New Hgh Product to Destroy Fat Cells
7. Stem cells used to reverse paralysis in animals
8. Support cells, not neurons, lull the brain to sleep
9. Dr. Molly Gunsaulis Offers Parents the Chance to Ensure Their Child's Future Health by Saving Stem Cells from Baby Teeth
10. UT Southwestern researchers discover brains memory buffer in single cells
11. New stretchable electrodes created to study stresses on cardiac cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Skin Cells Turned Into Working Heart Muscle 
(Date:10/31/2014)... one out of four older Americans say that either ... unwanted medical treatment, according to the latest issue of ... Aging Report ( PP&AR ), which goes on ... when they fail to honor patients, end-of-life health care ... Illness Care: Issues and Options ," features 12 articles ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Gold Medal Wine Club is making it ... for the wine novice and enthusiasts on their lists with ... , which Early Bird shoppers receive discounts as high as ... , Gift Givers must place their orders before November ... Gold Medal Wine Club adds more value to its Wine ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... North Shore Eye Care today announced ... Island and the addition of leading ophthalmologist, William S. ... North Shore Eye Care Medical Director, Jeffrey Martin, MD. ... the Department of Ophthalmology of Winthrop-University Hospital and has ... for more than 30 years. He has been named ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... a drug combination that can trigger the self-destruct process ... new treatments, according to research that will be presented ... in Liverpool next week*. , When healthy cells are ... culminating in self destruction. But cancer cells swerve away ... that cells grow out of control – causing tumours ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 ... one of the most remarkable gifts of life — ... platform for matching extraordinary surrogate mothers and donors with ... about individuals in unforeseen circumstances. , It’s a collective ... donors, surrogacy agencies, surrogacy lawyers, and fertility clinics that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Advance directives can benefit patients, families, and health care system 2Health News:Gold Medal Wine Club now offering Early Bird Gift Giving Special for Holidays 2Health News:William Kasper, MD Garden City Ophthalmologist, Joins Medical Staff at North Shore Eye Care 2Health News:William Kasper, MD Garden City Ophthalmologist, Joins Medical Staff at North Shore Eye Care 3Health News:Scientists trigger self-destruct switch in lung cancer cells 2Health News:Over 800 New Surrogate Mother Members at FindSurrogateMother.com Helping Create Pathways to Parenthood 2Health News:Over 800 New Surrogate Mother Members at FindSurrogateMother.com Helping Create Pathways to Parenthood 3
... also endured previous traumatic or stressful events see their ... according to a report by a University of Rochester ... study showed that women who faced physical or sexual ... about 2.5 years, compared with women who have more ...
... ... Workplace-, PHILADELPHIA, ... of retail-,based health care in the United States, has opened the ... Southern New Jersey. MinuteClinic plans to open up to 17,additional health ...
... of care, experts say , WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26 ... new "performance measures" meant to boost patient enrollment in ... attack patients aren,t getting the benefit of this form ... standards of excellence for these programs and are compiled ...
... Cancer Advocates from ... More than 30 Countries, BUDAPEST, ... first-of-its-kind meeting of breast cancer activists,from around the world. The Summit ... to share strategies on,how to increase breast cancer awareness, early detection ...
... Gravity Differential Technology Developer Adding Industry Advisors and ... ... Calif., Sept. 26 Alter-G, Inc., developers,of the G-Trainer anti-gravity ... expanded,partnership with Woodway, a standards-setting treadmill manufacturer. Alter-G,s anti-gravity ...
... following was,released today by the Office of Republican Whip ... is expected to vote on a,"compromise" SCHIP bill that ... gimmicks to capture new revenue --,all while increasing taxes ... care. Here,s just a sample of some of the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Got stress? It could impact breast cancer recurrence 2Health News:An Innovation in Health Care Opens at CVS/pharmacy Stores in Philadelphia Metro Area 2Health News:An Innovation in Health Care Opens at CVS/pharmacy Stores in Philadelphia Metro Area 3Health News:An Innovation in Health Care Opens at CVS/pharmacy Stores in Philadelphia Metro Area 4Health News:An Innovation in Health Care Opens at CVS/pharmacy Stores in Philadelphia Metro Area 5Health News:Heart Attack Survivors Benefit From Rehab 2Health News:Historic Breast Cancer Global Advocate Summit Convenes in Budapest, Hungary on September 29-30 2Health News:Alter-G Forging New Relationships 2Health News:Alter-G Forging New Relationships 3Health News:'Compromise' SCHIP Deal Substitutes Ideology for Common Sense 2
(Date:10/31/2014)... Oct. 31, 2014  Grammy Award-winner Bruce Hornsby ... audience of philanthropists, athletes, actors, and musicians during the ... November 19 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in ... event will honor six individuals who embody the values ... will bestow its highest honor, the Spirit of an ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... , October 31, 2014 ... a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development ... company will host a conference call to discuss ... trial of ORMD-0801, the company,s proprietary oral insulin ... November 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients initiate text and email ... based upon a patent-pending technology invented by ThynkWare,s founder, ... virtual assistant on a smartphone device. This technology allows ... ways using only the power of thought. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:10th Anniversary Orthopaedic Foundation Gala Set For Success 2Oramed to Report Key Top Line Results from U.S. Phase IIa Trial with Oral Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes 2Oramed to Report Key Top Line Results from U.S. Phase IIa Trial with Oral Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes 3ThynkWare Speech Helps Those with ALS and Locked-In Syndrome Translate Thought to Speech on Their Smartphone Devices 2
... Curemark, LLC , ( www.curemark.com ), a drug ... diseases, will present at BioPharm America™ 2010, to be held ... the company announced. Dr. Joan Fallon, Curemark,s ... enzyme replacement therapy targeted to autism. Curemark is now in ...
... (OTC Bulletin Board: MCLN ), the leading provider ... disposal of medical waste and the destruction of confidential ... 2010 second quarter for the period ended June 30, 2010. ... MedClean has addressed its capital requirements for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Curemark to Present at BioPharm America™ 2010 2Curemark to Present at BioPharm America™ 2010 3MedClean Technologies Announces Second Quarter Results 2MedClean Technologies Announces Second Quarter Results 3MedClean Technologies Announces Second Quarter Results 4MedClean Technologies Announces Second Quarter Results 5
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: