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Researchers develop new muscular dystrophy treatment approach using human stem cells

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Image: AHC LogoResearchers from the University of Minnesota's Lillehei Heart Institute have effectively treated muscular dystrophy in mice using human stem cells. Rita Perlingeiro, Medical School and Lillehei Heart Institute, discusses the many aspects of her research.

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After Listening To Her Heart, A Minn. Woman Could Change The World

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Image: WCCO LogoHeart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, and more than 1,100 people die from it each day. Bob Wilson, Medical School and University of Minnesota Physicians, talks about a new device that quickly detects heart blockages.

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New artificial heart lets patients leave hospital

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Image: AHC LogoIn March, Alvin Carter became the first patient in Minnesota to receive a portable artificial heart that won't keep him tethered to a hospital. Peter Eckman, Medical School and University of Minnesota Physicians, talks about who will receive artificial hearts in the future.

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Cheney doing 'exceedingly well' after heart transplant

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Image: Washington Post LogoFormer vice president Richard Cheney is doing very well after his recent heart transplant. Ranjit John, Medical School and University of Minnesota Physicians, talks about how advances in ventricular-assist devices helped Cheney stay alive while he waited for the transplant.

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Heart, heal thyself

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Image: AHC LogoResearchers are looking into the use of stem cells to help damaged hearts repair themselves. Doris Taylor, Medical School and Stem Cell Institute, has been able to grow a rat heart that beats as if it were in the animal's live body but it is not strong enough to replace one.

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