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Teams Identify Cardiac 'Stem Cell'

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Science  24 Nov 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5803, pp. 1225
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5803.1225

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Two new studies have uncovered a primitive type of heart cell in mice that can give rise to the heart's main cell lineages. If the finding holds up, it may ease the introduction of embryonic stem cell treatments in cardiac patients. (Read more.)