iPS cells, which were first generated by Japanese researchers, can turn into any cell in the body. The use of such cells to treat heart failure and spinal cord injuries may soon become a reality. This year, a clinical trial began in which heart muscle cell sheets formed from iPS cells were transplanted into a patient with severe heart disease. Another trial is also scheduled this year that involves the transplantation of neural stem cells made from iPS cells into people with spinal cord injuries.
The researcher who created heart muscle cells from iPS cells
Heart muscle cell sheets created from iPS cells move in the culture dish
When heart muscle cells are generated from iPS cells, they begin to work together
A doctor aims to regenerate nerve cells to treat patients with spinal cord injuries