Human umbilical cord derived stem cells for the injured heart.

@article{Wu2007HumanUC,
  title={Human umbilical cord derived stem cells for the injured heart.},
  author={Kai Hong Wu and Shao Guang Yang and Bin Zhou and Wei Du and Dong Sheng Gu and Peng Xia Liu and Wen Bin Liao and Zhong Han and Ying Liu},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2007},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={94-7}
}
The limited ability of the heart to regenerate damaged tissue following a myocardial infarct results in progressive dysfunctions and consequently leads to heart failure. Cell therapy with stem cells for cardiac repair is emerging as an alternative strategy and demonstrates promising results. Recent advances suggest human umbilical cord may be a new source for stem cells. Human umbilical cords are easy to obtain and umbilical cord derived stem cells can be easily extracted and cryopreserved… CONTINUE READING