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July 15, 2014

Stem Cell Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease: Past Obstacles and Promising New Directions

After a string of failures, researchers are coming back from the drawing board with new strategies.

Stem Cell Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease: Past Obstacles and Promising New Directions

These adult, allogeneic, ischemia-tolerant mesenchymal stem cells (itMSCs) were grown under hypoxic conditions. [Stemedica]

Beginning in about 1990, the treatment of cardiovascular disease experienced major conceptual expansions through the application of new therapeutic paradigms targeted to angiogenesis and tissue healing Initial strategies involved administering proteins involved in healing processes, then the genes that encoded them, and then, by the end of the decade, the ...

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