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Synthetic stem cells offer benefits without the risks


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First synthetic version of a cardiac stem cell created.

Cannot replicate – reducing risk if tumor growth and immune rejection.

More durable than human stem cells – can tolerate harsh freezing and thawing.

In vitro experiment on mouse cardiac tissue promoted growth after a heart attack.

The study was published in the Nature Communications journal.

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Ke Cheng

Professor in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at NCSU.

Nature Communications

Journal covering all topics in physics, chemistry, and biology.

North Carolina State University

Public Research university.