UW researchers see work as step toward regenerating human heart

By Carol M. Ostrom

Two University of Washington scientists, using expertise in stem cells, cardiology, pathology, cell biology and the electrophysiology of the heart, are a step closer to their holy grail: regenerating a damaged heart.

Human heart-muscle cells injected into the damaged heart of a guinea pig not only strengthened the heart’s ability to contract, the cells synchronized with the animal’s heart and protected it from arrhythmias, rhythm disturbances that can be fatal.

Read the full story at The Seattle Times.