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Induced pluripotent stem cells become beating heart cells


Induced pluripotent stem cells from adults, not embryos, are converted into beating heart cells and used for research at The Medical College of Wisconsin by John Lough, Ph.D. and Ulrich Broeckel, M.D.

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Listen: Podcast of Dr Broeckel on the use of patients’ own skin and blood to create beating heart cells

John Lough, Ph.D. John Lough, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology, and Ulrich Broeckel, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Director of the Children’s Research Institute, are both using adult induced pluripotent stem cells to create beating heart cells to study the causes and possible therapies for heart attacks and genetic heart conditions. 

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