Scientists convert skin cells in heart muscle. LONDON, May 28. 12 (CNA / EWTN News). - A group of scientists succeeded in Haifa (Israel), remove skin cells from two men with heart failure 51 and 61 years and turn them into heart muscle. The study was released Wednesday by the journal "European Heart Journal." The team said that clinical trials of the technique could begin within 10 years. Lior Gepstein, the "Institute of Technology Technion-Israel and author of the research, said it has been shown" that you can take skin cells from an elderly patient with advanced heart failure and end up getting in the laboratory cells that beat, healthy and youngequivalent to their heart cells when just born. " Reportedly, the scientists studied for over ten years, stem cells from various sources to capitalize on its ability to transform into a variety of other cell types and treat various diseases. There are two main forms of stem cells, embryonic death involving embryonic and adult and induced pluripotent (iPS called), which usually come from the skin or the blood and do not involve ethical issues. In statements to CNA, the specialist in medical genetics, Yasser Sullcahuamán, highlighted the use of adult stem cells because they create an ethical conflict. "They do a lot of work to avoid this ethical problem where an individual (embryo) becomes a means not an end," he said. He said that the dignity of the embryo is protected not only "by the Church, but for us as human beings, respect for the individual as part and supreme goal of society." Sullcahuamán, who works at the National Institute of Diseases Neeoplásicas (INEN) of Peru, said that life begins at the time of fertilization. "Therefore we could not manipulate embryonic stem cells," he said. The scientist said that "we could handle another group of cells that are just as promising as are stem cells that originate from adult tissues, where there would be no ethical confrontation of any kind because they are cells that we are going to differentiate and which could cure many diseases, including diabetes, heart attack or stroke. " This is not the first science to adult stem cells. In April 2007 a team of scientists led by Sir Magdi Yacoub in London managed to create a fabric that works as a heart valve based on adult stem cells. Also in March 2009 it was announced that the girl Dakota Clarke, two years old, recovered his sight by treatment with adult stem cells from umbilical cord. Treatment provided in a hospital in Qingdao, China.