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News 2015/11/24
Biomedical Scientists find Effective Way to Induce Maturation of Human and Mouse Stem Cell-Derived Heart Cells ...

A research group led by Dr. Patrick C. H. Hsieh, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), has recently confirmed a new effective way to induce the maturation of human and mouse stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (heart cells) by using a defined combination of four microRNAs. A large amount of mature cardiomyocytes are needed for various research into cardiovascular diseases such as drug screening, toxicity studies and cell-based therapy, as well as for the development of stem cell-based therapies and personalized medicine. The related article was selected as the cover story of the 29th September, 2015 issue of Cell Reports. ....more