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Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells to Treat Heart Disease

According to the American Heart Association, umbilical cord stem cells may provide hope for children currently experiencing heart defects. At the Scientific Sessions 2008 conference, scientists presented findings from a recent study that aimed to hone in on the ability of a child’s umbilical cord stem cells to build new heart valves, therefore eliminating the current reliance on animal tissue, artificial materials, and human organ donations to treat heart disease.

According to the American Heart Association, umbilical cord stem cells may provide hope for children currently experiencing heart defects. At the Scientific Sessions 2008 conference, scientists presented findings from a recent study that aimed to hone in on the ability of a child’s umbilical cord stem cells to build new heart valves, therefore eliminating the current reliance on animal tissue, artificial materials, and human organ donations to treat heart disease.

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