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Patients' Own Skin Cells are Transformed into Heart Cells to Create 'Disease in a Dish' 

 

January 27, 2013 - (Sanford-Burnham) - "In a paper published January 27 in Nature, researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and Johns Hopkins University unveil the first maturation-based "disease in a dish" model for ARVD/C. The model was created using Yamanaka's technology and a new method to mimic maturity by making the cells' metabolism more like that in adult hearts. For that reason, this model is likely more relevant to human ARVD/C than other models and therefore better suited for studying the disease and testing new treatments." Read Full Press Release

 

Posted on 4-Feb-13 by Gallerno, Jacob
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