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News tag: Stem cell


Light-sensitive muscle cells regulate heartbeat

16 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A novel device acting as “traffic light pacemaker” is under development, and will control the function of a damaged heart using blue and yellow fibre optic lights inside the body, a team of researches announced. Following heart attacks and other significant heart problems that severely attack the heart muscle, patients…


Turning skin cells into white blood cells to strengthen immune system

14 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A novel experiment at Salk Institute converts human skin cells into white blood cells, supplementing immune’s system ability to protect our bodies against viruses and infections. The results can potentially give researchers the foundation for creating therapies that introduce additional white blood cells to fight and defeat diseases and cancerous…