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Scientists have learned to grow human heart valves

November 17 2006

Dr. Simon Hoerstrap and his colleagues at the University of Zurich have grown human heart valves using stem cells taken from amniotic fluid. This accomplishment can make a real growth of heart valves specifically for the unborn child even if he still in the womb, due to defects of the heart. New valves can be transplanted to the baby shortly after birth. Tells

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