Simon Fraser University doctoral students create beating heart cells

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 11:59 AM ADT


A group of doctoral students have created active heart cells from the blood and skin of patients that could lead to life-saving treatment. Elham Afshinmanesh and Sanam Shafaattalab created the cells at St. Paul’s and Children’s hospitals with hopes of curing irregular heartbeats. However, project leader Glen Tibbits says this could potentially be used to replace dead or damaged heart tissue in heart attack patients.  

Source: CBC