Scientists turn scar tissue into beating heart muscle Scientists have successfully transformed the sort of scar tissue caused by heart attacks into living, beating heart muscle. It's been done before in a petri dish, but this marks the first time that it's been managed in living animals - in this case, mice. "The damage from a heart attack is typically permanent because heart-muscle cells - deprived of oxygen during the attack - die and scar tissue forms," says Dr Deepak Srivastava of the Gladstone Institutes. "But our experiments in mice are a proof of concept that we can reprogram non-beating cells directly into fully functional, beating heart cells - offering an innovative and less invasive way to restore heart function after a heart attack."
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