Science & Technology
Mice can re-grow their own heart
By T.K. Randall
February 28, 2011 · 3 comments
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New research has demonstrated that newly born mice can re-grow their own heart if it is damaged.
The find could one day lead to re-awakening a regenerative capability in human hearts or other organs, a breakthrough that could help repair damage sustained by heart attack sufferers and potentially save a great many lives.
Scientists in the United States have found newborn mice can re-grow their own hearts. The mice had a large chunk of their heart removed a day after birth, only for the heart to restore itself within three weeks.
Source: BBC News
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