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Cardiovascular biology

Hearts and bones

The idea of repairing damaged heart tissue with donated cells is an old one, but finding cells that can do the job has been frustrating. The solution may come from a select group of bone marrow cells.

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Figure 1: Repairing damaged heart tissue with bone marrow cells, as shown by Orlic et al.1


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Sussman, M. Hearts and bones. Nature 410, 640–641 (2001).

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