Wonders never cease.

Last Updated: Sunday, 13 January 2008, 18:01 GMT

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‘Spare part heart’ beats in lab

Heart

A new heart was grown on a basic tissue scaffold

The stripped-out shell of a heart has been made to work again – using brand new cells planted inside it.

Scientists removed all the muscle cells in a rat heart, leaving just a "scaffold" of other tissues such as blood vessels and valves.

When the University of Minnesota team added heart cells, they quickly grew and produced a pumping action.

It is hoped the Nature Medicine study will ultimately mean human or animal hearts can be crafted for transplant.  

BE STILL MY BEATING HEART.

3 responses to “Wonders never cease.

  1. The Nature Medicine Study, is truly amazing. To think scientists could make a heart for transplant in animals and humans is astounding!! 

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  2.  
    Wow!!!
     
    That’s wonderful medical news.
     
    Thanks for sharing…Greg
     

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  3. I sign my name across your heart!!
     
    Love the planets, beautiful sequence hypnotique!
     
    Love suki x

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