Thursday, 15 August 2013

Bioengineered mouse heart gets a beat using human cells

Heart transplants have given new life to thousands, but are only an unfulfilled hope to thousands more due to a shortage of donor organs. With the goal of meeting this shortfall, scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have bioengineered a mouse heart in the lab that beats on its own. The mouse heart had its cells replaced with human cells, offering the potential of growing custom replacement hearts that wouldn't be rejected by the recipient... Continue Reading Bioengineered mouse heart gets a beat using human cells

Section: Health and Wellbeing

Tags: Mouse, University of Pittsburgh

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