Umbilical cord holds key to heart repair: Study

New research out of the University of Bristol suggests stem cells from human umbilical cords could be used to treat heart attack victims.

“Our research suggests that in the future, stem cells derived from cord blood bank facilities might be used for repair after a heart attack,” said lead author Raimondo Ascione.

In a new study, published in the journal Stem Cell Reviews & Reports, U.K. scientists took cells from umbilical cord blood, expanded them sevenfold and grew them into cardiac heart muscles. Keep Reading