Patients' own skin cells are transformed into heart cells to create 'disease in a dish'

Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 15:00 in Biology & Nature

Researchers have unveiled the first maturation-based "disease in a dish" model for arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C). The model was created using induced pluripotent stem cells and a new method to mimic metabolic maturity. This model is likely more relevant to human ARVD/C than other models and therefore better suited for studying the disease and testing new treatments.

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