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6 years ago  ::  May 25, 2012 - 11:35AM #1
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Good News for all. I always love to read about medical advances. We all need medical care.

DATELINE ISRAEL: Skin Cells From Heart Failure Patients Made Into Healthy New Heart Muscle Cells

For the first time in medical science, Israeli scientists have successfully turned skin cells from heart failure patients into healthy new heart muscle cells.

This achievement is significant, as it opens up the prospect of treating heart failure patients with their own, human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to fix their damaged hearts.

Furthermore, the cells would avoid being rejected as foreign as they would be derived from the patients themselves. The study is published in the European Heart Journal. However, the researchers state that it could take a minimum of 5 to 10 years before clinical trials could start due to the many obstacles that must be overcome before using hiPSCs in humans is possible.

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"What is new and exciting about our research is that we have shown that it's possible to take skin cells from an elderly patient with advanced heart failure and end up with his own beating cells in a laboratory dish that are health and young - the equivalent to the stage of his heart cells when he was just born," said Professor Lior Gepstein, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Physiology at the Sohnis Research Laboratory for Cardiac Electrophysiology and Regenerative Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel, who led the study.
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6 years ago  ::  May 25, 2012 - 6:56PM #2
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The husband was just talking about this - it looks very promising for thousands of people. 

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6 years ago  ::  May 26, 2012 - 3:50PM #3
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That this came from Israel is no surprise. I can't count the number of medical advances that help all people that have come out of Israel. I use them every day to help patients and often save lives. So once again, thank you Israeli doctors and scientists.


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6 years ago  ::  May 26, 2012 - 4:10PM #4
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Of course it's not a surprise. And this is just another example of why the anti-Israel mentality of the counties in the Middle East is so stupid and self defeating. Instead of trading with, working with, celebating life with Israel, and benefiting from all Israel has to offer, its neighbors continue to act like petulant, childish, cretins...with apologies to respectable cretins!

Someone, anyone, tell me where anything remotely similar has EVER come out of ANY Middle East country except Israel! And as usual Israel's medical advances are available for all people everywhere.

And Hamas and its supporters, and Hezbollah and is supporters, and those wishing for Israel's destruction have provided advances in science that benefit all men and women when???...and what???... and how??? What they provide is only envy, jealousy, and a desire to tear down what they are incapable of matching!

How totally pathetic and sad.


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