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Functional Heart Muscle Regenerated in Decellularized Human Hearts

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 12:00pm Massachusetts General Hospital A partially recellularized human whole-heart cardiac scaffold, reseeded with human cardiomyocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, being cultured in a bioreactor that delivers a nutrient solution and replicates some of the environmental conditions around a living heart. (Credit: Bernhard Jank, M.D./Ott Lab/ Center for Regenerative Medicin/, Massachusetts General

Electrifying invention can save young lives

New device produces nitric oxide from an electric spark, making treatment affordable and easy for those with persistent pulmonary hypertension July 8, 2015 | Harvard Gazette By Sue McGreevey, Massachusetts General Hospital Public Affairs An electric spark from an iridium electrode generates therapeutic nitric oxide from the air in a lightweight, portable device designed by Massachusetts

Promising stem cell therapy

Animal model of breast-to-brain cancer spread allows testing of therapeutic-cell approach April 24, 2015 | By Sue McGreevey, Massachusetts General Hospital Public Affairs Credit: Khalid Shah/Massachusetts General Hospital Tagged therapeutic stem cells (green) targeting breast cancer metastases (red) in the brain of a mouse model. Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)