Treated Heart Cells (image) Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Share Print E-Mail Caption In this image, human heart cells treated with a novel therapeutic peptide exhibit dramatically reduced fibrosis. The experimental treatment prevented the human heart cells from failing and restored their function. Credit Cincinnati Children's Usage Restrictions Credit Cincinnati Children's Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.