Israeli researchers report heart treatment breakthrough


(JTA) — Israeli researchers succeeded in growing heart tissue in the abdomen of a rat and then implanting it into another animal’s damaged heart.

The experiment, which was published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that it is possible the rejuvenate the heart after an attack, Ha’aretz reported.

Typically, a heart attack leaves a scar that exerts pressure on the heart, often leading to another attack. The tissue patch prevented this deterioration.

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