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Borrowed Biceps Muscle May Help Boost Failing Hearts

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March 24, 1998
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Duke University Medical Center
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Duke molecular biologist and heart researcher Doris Taylor has recruited the services of individual skeletal muscle cells to actually regenerate dead heart muscle.

DURHAM, N.C. - It's a cruel irony that the body's most crucial components are also the most vulnerable. Snap your spine and you're paralyzed because nerve cells can't regenerate. Damage your heart muscle in a heart attack and it can't mend itself.


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Duke University Medical Center. "Borrowed Biceps Muscle May Help Boost Failing Hearts." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 March 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/03/980324074352.htm>.
Duke University Medical Center. (1998, March 24). Borrowed Biceps Muscle May Help Boost Failing Hearts. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/03/980324074352.htm
Duke University Medical Center. "Borrowed Biceps Muscle May Help Boost Failing Hearts." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/03/980324074352.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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