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Improved methods for generating blood vessel and heart cells from hPSCs

Dr Nathan Palpant and Clayton Friedman from UQ CCVBs Stem Cells and Cardiovascular Development Laboratory and their collaborators from the University of Washington School of Medicine in the USA, have developed an efficient protocol to differentiate human pluripotent stem cells into heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) and blood vessel cells (endothelium).
 
The method has been published in Nature Protocols (Vol 12 No 1, 2017).
 

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Researchers grow beating human heart cells

Nathan Palpant and colleagues at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine in Seattle, USA have grown beating human heart cells from stem cells. Published in the latest issue of Development, the study discovered the optimal conditions required for growth of the three different cell types that form the heart, blood and blood vessels.

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