Stem cells implanted in hearts

Adult stem cells have been implanted in two Australian men with badly blocked arteries in what scientists say is a world first. Two months ago, they had stem cells extracted from their bone marrow, which were then multiplied in a laboratory using technology developed by Australian Stock Exchange listed company, Mesoblast. Dr Thambar, of the Hunter Medical Research Institute, said both men's arteries were "too far gone" for any further conventional treatment and they suffered severe symptoms such as chest pain. Both had undergone earlier heart-bypass surgery. The men - one in his 50s, the other in his 60s - had left hospital with apparently no side effects from the treatment, Dr Thambar said.

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