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Stem Cells May Shore Up Transplanted Hearts

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Science  11 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5553, pp. 253-254
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5553.253b

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Summary

Can a broken heart be mended? Perhaps, says a new report, which shows that after a heart transplant, cells migrate to the donated organ, possibly helping it recover. These migrants show signs of being stem cells, those multitalented cells that have the capacity to develop into a multitude of tissues.