Human stem cells help damaged monkey hearts recover

Jul 03, 2018, 7:42 AM EDT
(Source: Dave Stokes/flickr)
(Source: Dave Stokes/flickr)

A study published in the journal “Nature Biotechnology” claims that giving human embryonic stem cells to monkeys with damaged hearts helped them regain their pumping ability to almost 90 percent of the normal functioning.

The development holds tremendous promise for patients with heart failure, the leading cause of deaths around the world, reports Deccan Chronicle.

The research at the University of Washington also sheds light on one of the trickiest subjects about heart, arrhythmias, the irregular heartbeats, paving the way for more work on understanding and preventing them, notes CNN.

TAGS: Stem Cell