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'Decorated' stem cells could offer targeted heart repair

01/16/2018

Image: a glove-clothed hand takes a sample tube with tweezers out of liquid nitrogen; Copyright: panthermedia.net/OlenaPavlovich

Cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for heart attack patients. But it's difficult to lead the cells to the site of injury and make them stay there. Researchers have now found a way to decorate stem cells with platelet nanovesicles. This way, injuries can be located and repaired.