Thursday, September 29, 2005

More like this please...

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Heart Institute now have $12 million in federal funds to study stem cells.

The scientists will research the stem cells to treat damaged hearts. The funding comes from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Scientists plan to study whether a patient's own cardiac stem cells can be used to repair heart tissue following a heart attack or failure.

The five-year funding award comes as part of a new federal program focused on cell-based therapies.