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Transplanted Skeletal Muscle Mimics Heart Muscle; Helps Failing Heart Pump, Duke Researchers Say

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August 14, 1998
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Duke University Medical Center
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Immature muscle cells transplanted from the leg of an animal to its heart apparently can "learn" to act like heart muscle, significantly boosting the ability of damaged hearts to contract, Duke researchers have found.

DURHAM, N.C. -- Immature muscle cells transplanted from the leg of an animal to its heart apparently can "learn" to act like heart muscle, significantly boosting the ability of damaged hearts to contract, Duke researchers have found.


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Duke University Medical Center. "Transplanted Skeletal Muscle Mimics Heart Muscle; Helps Failing Heart Pump, Duke Researchers Say." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 August 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/08/980814064659.htm>.
Duke University Medical Center. (1998, August 14). Transplanted Skeletal Muscle Mimics Heart Muscle; Helps Failing Heart Pump, Duke Researchers Say. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/08/980814064659.htm
Duke University Medical Center. "Transplanted Skeletal Muscle Mimics Heart Muscle; Helps Failing Heart Pump, Duke Researchers Say." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/08/980814064659.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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