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June 25, 2015

Penn Researchers Identify Stem-like Progenitor Cell that Exclusively Forms Heart Muscle

Study Brings Investigators One Step Closer to Regenerating Damaged Hearts

Future therapies for failing hearts are likely to include stem-like cells and associated growth factors that regenerate heart muscle. Scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have just taken an important step towards that future by identifying a stem-like “progenitor” cell that produces only heart muscle cells. Read more ...

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Penn Medicine Magazine

Winter 2015

Current Issue: Spring 2015

This issue of Penn Medicine has a historical emphasis, beginning with an excerpt from To Spread the Light of Knowledge, a full-color, limited-edition book commissioned to celebrate the 250th birthday of the Perelman School of Medicine. The book chronicles the institution's fascinating history: from its beginning as a few lectures given in borrowed space to today's extensive curriculum, research, and multidisciplinary clinical practice.

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