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<b>Decellularization</b><p><b>What is decellularization?</b><br>Decellularization is the process of removing all of the cells from an organ leaving only the extracellular matrix, the framework between the cells, intact.<p><b>Process</b><br>In brief, the first step involves an application of specialized detergent known to be inefficient solubilized without affecting the integrity of the protein in the tissue.<br>Then a recombinant endonuclease is used to degrade nucleic acids .<br>The second step relates to ensuring decellularization is …

What are Stem Cells?

UCLA doctors test stem-cell therapy to improve blood flow in angina patients

Marty Greenfield with UCLA doctors<p>Marty Greenfield lives with crushing pain every day due to angina, a condition that is caused by an inadequate …

Cell scientists aim to rebuild hearts with reprogrammed tissue

Researchers in Oxford and California experiment with medical technology that could make transplants unnecessary<p>Every two minutes someone in the UK has a heart attack. Every six minutes, someone dies from heart failure. During an attack, the heart remodels itself and dilates around the site of the …

Dr. Dib is the Director of Cardiovascular Research at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

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