Harvard Grows Heart Tissue, Watches it Beat

It’s Alive! Researchers at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital have succeeded in taking embryonic stem cells from mice and growing cardiovascular tissue. The research team, led by Dr. Kenneth Chien, believes that a similar process may one day serve to repair cardiac damage in humans. The work was recently published in the journal Science. You can see the mouse heart cells beating at different speeds in the video from Boston.com after the break.

 

 

 

 

via Harvard Grows Heart Tissue, Watches it Beat | Singularity Hub.

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