Adult Stem Cells Yield Breakthrough in Heart Treatment

British scientists have used adult stem cells harvested from bone marrow to grow human heart tissue that could prove superior to artificial valves used in patients with heart damage, LifeNews reported.

Adrian Chester, a lead researcher at Imperial College London, said application of the research in humans may be up to 10 years away.

“We have a sort of rudimentary new valve tissue,” he said. “We are still a matter of years away before being able to test this in an animal.”

The breakthrough again highlights the efficacy of adult stem-cell research over life-destroying embryonic stem-cell research, which to date has not provided even one treatment for disease.