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Pig Gel Cuts Animal Heart Failure With Human Tests Next

Muscle damaged by heart attacks can be repaired by an injectable gel that forms scaffolding, attracting stem cells and blood vessels in a study that may lead to a new method for reducing heart failure.

The technique, studied in animals such as pigs, will be tested in humans in Europe in the second half of the year, said Karen Christman, study author and assistant bioengineering professor at the University of California, San Diego.