Lab-grown nerve cells make heart cells throb

Posted by on June 16, 2016 6:07 pm
Categories: Science

Researchers report that a type of lab-grown human nerve cells can partner with heart muscle cells to stimulate contractions. Because the heart-thumping nerve cells were derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, the researchers believe the cells — known as sympathetic nerve cells — will allow them to grow nerve cells that replicate nervous system diseases in particular patients’ diseases.

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