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2.20.2004

Cardiogenol 

Researchers at Scripps Institue in San Diego, Ca. have created a synthetic chemical called cardiogenol which can induce embryonic stem cells to differentiate into beating cardiac muscle cells. This is the first time scientists have been able to control stem cell differentiation into cardiomyocites. While these findings are being reported against mouse stem cells, scientists hope that this will pave the way towards its application in human stem cell differentiation, leading to the its application in treating patients with heart disease by replacing cardiomyocites in heart tissue.

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