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October 12th, 2013
Episode 2 of 165 episodes
When you have a heart attack a billion cells may die. This injury incapacitates your heart, unless the cells can be replaced. Now, a team at Oxford thinks they may have found an answer, using a kind of stem cells. Actually they are already part of your cardiac muscle, but need to be woken up and put on standby. This could foreshadow a revolution in treating dicky hearts. It is very exciting work.