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Fat Cells for Broken Hearts

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 7:34pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Too much fat around the waist may be bad for your health, but the stem cells it contains might one day save your life. Starting this month, a new European trial aims to determine whether stem cells harvested from a person's own fat, delivered shortly after a heart attack, could prevent some of the cardiac muscle damage that results from blocked arteries.

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