New Breakthrough in Creating Beating Hearts

by Jennifer Lahl, CBC President on January 13, 2008

This is a pretty cool breakthrough at the University of Minnesota. If successful, it may have wonderful implications for people in need of organ transplants.

“SCIENTISTS have created a beating heart in the laboratory in a breakthrough that could allow doctors one day to make a range of organs for transplant almost from scratch.

The procedure involved stripping all the existing cells from a dead heart so that only the protein “skeleton” that created its shape was left.”

You can watch a cool video about it here.

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