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Stanford-developed collagen patch speeds repair of damaged heart tissue in mice


August 29, 2013

Pilar Ruiz-Lozano Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital have developed a patch composed of structurally modified collagen that can be grafted onto damaged heart tissue. Their studies in mice have demonstrated that the patch not only speeds generation of new cells and blood vessels in the damaged area, it also limits the degree of tissue damage resulting from the original trauma. Full Story

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