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Heart Valve Job

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Science Translational Medicine  11 Nov 2009:
Vol. 1, Issue 6, pp. 6ec20
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3000559

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Bovine pericardium impregnated with cell-attracting proteins becomes engrafted with cells when used as replacement heart valves in sheep, functioning well for at least 5 months.