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Mice can re-grow their own heart

By T.K. Randall
February 28, 2011 · Comment icon 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 | Comments (3)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Twinkle Arora is back 12 years ago
Yeah, this could be a breakthrough if they succeed in their motives.
Comment icon #2 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 12 years ago
Yeah, this could be a breakthrough if they succeed in their motives. It would certainly be beneficial knowledge for humans being capable to grow a perfectly matching organ or limb for ourselves.
Comment icon #3 Posted by CarbonBlack 12 years ago
It's an interesting thing to know, but it's disgusting we'd cut hunks of an animal's heart out in the first place.

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