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Adult stem cells show promise against heart disease

Catholic World News - August 19, 2010

In another medical advance involving the use of stem cells taken from adults, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have announced success in repairing damaged heart tissues.

The research used stem cells taken from the bone marrow of adult patients. In some cases the use of these stem cells produced new tissues to repair diseased hearts.

Medical research using stem cells taken from adult patients has yielded impressive results, while research using embryonic stem cells has lagged behind. Adult stem cells can be obtained without using any morally illicit procedures.

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