Heart Valves Grown From Womb Fluid Cells

November 15th, 2006 in Medicine & Health / Medical research
Heart Valves Grown From Womb Fluid Cells (AP)
Dr. Simon Hoerstrup, a University of Zurich scientist, speaks at an American Heart Association conference Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, in Chicago. Scientists for the first time have grown human heart valves using stem cells from the fluid that cushions babies in the womb -- offering a revolutionary approach that may be used to repair defective hearts in the future. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)


Dr. Simon Hoerstrup, a University of Zurich scientist, speaks at an American Heart Association conference Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, in Chicago. Scientists for the first time have grown human heart valves using stem cells from the fluid that cushions babies in the womb -- offering a revolutionary approach that may be used to repair defective hearts in the future. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

(AP) -- Scientists for the first time have grown human heart valves using stem cells from the fluid that cushions babies in the womb - offering a revolutionary approach that may be used to repair defective hearts in the future.



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