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Stem Cell Research Shows Promise

Doctors say new stem cell research could fight a form of heart disease. Doctors in the Netherlands injected bone marrow and stem cells into the heart of 50 patients, all suffering from a chronic heart condition. Some got a placebo instead of the stem cells. Three months after the procedure, those who got the real stem cell treatment had improvements in blood flow and heart function, exercise capacity and overall quality of life.

Doctors say new stem cell research could fight a form of heart disease. Doctors in the Netherlands injected bone marrow and stem cells into the heart of 50 patients, all suffering from a chronic heart condition. Some got a placebo instead of the stem cells. Three months after the procedure, those who got the real stem cell treatment had improvements in blood flow and heart function, exercise capacity and overall quality of life.

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