• Question: Which small vesicles of animals do you use for regenerating the heart? And so, do you use it for humans hearts or other animals?

    Asked by Marc Jimenez to Cristina on 20 Nov 2015. This question was also asked by aleextrives.
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      Cristina Villa del Campo answered on 20 Nov 2015:

      Hi Marc,

      Thanks for your question!!
      I get the small vesicles from mouse cells and I am now using them on mouse cells as well. I am starting a new project to get them from human cells and treat human heart muscle cells with them(we get them from patients or from embryonic cells). I am very excited about this project. We are also going to start using the vesicles in mouse hearts that have had a heart attack. This areusually the steps you need to follow before even thinking in using our research in humans.