By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Tamman Cardiovascular Research Center at Sheba hope to to produce hormones that repair damaged hearts.
Researchers at Sheba Medical Center’s new Tamman Cardiovascular Research Center expect that in another two or three years, heart patients will benefit from their discoveries, among them the production of adult stem cells from a small amount of adipose (fat) tissue around the heart, to produce hormones that repair damaged hearts.
The center was donated by the children of Gabi and Lina Tamman, Jews of Egyptian origin who are in real estate in Geneva. Five generations of Tammans were present at the dedication ceremony at Sheba last week of the research center, on the spacious top floor of the new Leviev Heart Center.
The multimillion-dollar at Tel Hashomer research facility, which includes state-ofthe- art labs and is apparently the only one in the country to focus on cardiovascular research, is staffed by 20 physicians, scientists, investigators, students and assistants.
More on http://www.jpost.com/HealthAndSci-Tech/Health/Article.aspx?id=186635