The real culprit behind hardened arteries? Stem cells, says landmark study

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 17:20 in Health & Medicine

Vascular diseases are actually a type of stem cell disease, according to a new study. The discovery challenges a long-standing belief that smooth muscle cells contribute to clogged blood vessels, and could revolutionize research into therapies for heart attacks and strokes, which account for one in three deaths in the United States.

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