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Cardiac atrial appendage stem cells: bright cells for a bright future for patients with ischemic heart disease

Ischemic heart disease is still one of the major causes of global morbidity and mortality. Although significant improvements in medical and surgical treatments have been accomplished over the last few decades, these are still not able to

The fossil viruses from within that shape evolution

Our genome contains a colossal amount of virus-related sequences. Over 4 million fragments of our DNA derive from mobile genetic elements, some of which once were viruses that infected the germ line (egg or sperm cells) of

Mitochondrial activity is different in different sub-regions of the human amniotic membrane

What is the first image a human being probably sees? Provided a fetus could see, it would see the inner lining of the uterus, the so called amniotic membrane. The amniotic membrane consists of two layers, the