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Stem Cells Replace Scar Tissue

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 3:23:10 PM

Although scarring helps open wounds heal, the fibrous tissues associated with internal scars (and with medical devices, like Pacemakers) can be detrimental to the function of vital organs like the heart. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania developed a “scar in a dish” using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which helped them gain a better understanding of the roots of scar formation and fibrous stiffness. This work could support the developments of treatments that would replace scar tissues with normal tissue, improving function.

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Topics: bioengineering, stemsaveblog, Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering, stem cells, tissue transplant, scar


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