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Scientists: Threaded cellular sutures future of heart repair

• Terrence Aym
One of the most difficult muscles to repair are those that make up the heart. Now scientists working at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts believe they've found a method that's so simple it's stunning other medical researchers. The team seeded the microthreads with mesenchymal stem cells. The hope is the cells will heal damaged muscle tissue as the treated thread is used in sutures.

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