Velcro

New Technology Allows Heart Cells To Stick Like Velcro-2

New technology allows heart cells to snap together like Velcro, for easier cardiac repair

Growing fully-functioning specialized tissues, in the laboratory, is an ongoing project, in biomedical engineering, that promises easier and more efficient organ transplantation and repair. In the past, scientists have built contracting heart tissues as well as skeletal muscle tissues, from human stem cells. Recently, a team of researchers, at the University of Toronto, has developed…


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