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October 2, 2017

Bioengineering infant heart patches with a baby’s own heart cells

Bioengineer Jeff Jacot is working on an idea that could transform the medical approach to infants with complex and sometimes fatal heart defects. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Jacot and his team at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are pioneering new techniques in regenerative medicine, including a heart patch made of an infant's own tissue that would repair the defect and then grow right along with the baby.

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