Navigation Links
British Scientists Grow Part of a Human Heart from Stem Cells

British scientists claim a major breakthrough after they successfully develop part of a human heart from stem cells.// They now believe that artificially grown heart components could be used in transplants within three years.

A team led by Sir Magdi Yacoub, at Harefield hospital have been able to grow a tissue that works in the same way as human heart valves.

Sir Magdi said that a whole heart could be produced from stem cells within 10 years.

The team spent 10 years working on the project and included physicists, pharmacologists, clinicians and cellular scientists.

Many scientists believe it should be possible to harness the cells' ability to grow into different tissues to repair damage and treat disease.

Previously, scientists have grown tendons, cartilages and bladders, which are all less complex.

Sir Magdi, professor of cardiac surgery at Imperial College London, had been working on ways to address a shortage of donated hearts for patients.

His team extracted stem cells from bone marrow and cultivated them into heart valve cells. Discs of heart valve tissue were obtained in turn from them.

Later in the year, these will be implanted into animals such as sheep or pigs to see how well they fare.

Dr Stephen Minger, a stem cell expert at London's King's College, said Sir Magdi's team were at the forefront of tissue engineering for cardiac disease.

"If the valves they've engineered prove successful in experimental animals, this could open the door to generating complex tissues from stem cells for a wide variety of clinical application.

Heart disease is the UK's biggest killer. More than 200,000 people died from heart disease and strokes in 2004.

And in 2003 nearly 10,000 people needed surgery to replace heart valves with artificial ones.

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Designer baby for British couple
2. British Authorities Seize Spurious Drugs
3. Collaborations planned between British Organization and Indian health care industry
4. British Healthcare Mission Explores Partnership Possibilities With Indian Healthcare Sector
5. British Women Flies to India for Treatment of Breast Cancer
6. Sharp Increase In Morning-After Pill Sales Among British Women
7. British company developing ‘Safer Cigarettes
8. British man Recovered from HIV
9. British medical education suffers shortage of bodies
10. Relief For British MS Patients: Cannabis-Based Oral Spray
11. British Scientists Doubt Delhi Doctor’s Stem Cell Claim
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/27/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can ... inside of Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... Final Cut Pro X users can now reveal the media of their ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... is using cutting edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for ... Many are aware of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a holistic ... World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is located. ... some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its residents ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop ... The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can ... Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey ... cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that it ... (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for people ... Roche is the first IVD company in the U.S ... assessment and management. PCT is a sepsis-specific ... blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , , , WHEN: ... , , , , LOCATION: , , , Online, with ... , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s Global Vice ... Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program Manager , ... industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand spaces, such ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 The vast majority of dialysis patients ... Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with treatment ... travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This regimen ... for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many elderly ... rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: