Can the Heart Heal Itself?

Filed in ScienceTags: Stem Cells

From Bioethics.net comes this report on the discovery of clusters of stem cells in the heart:

A team of US researchers has discovered the “home” of stem cells in the heart, lending credence to the idea that the heart has the capacity to repair itself. The finding raises the possibility that these cardiac stem cells could one day be manipulated to rebuild tissues damaged by heart disease – still the leading cause of death in the US and UK.