by Kathy Jones on  May 1, 2013 at 10:01 PM Medical Gadgets
 Artificial Heart Tissue That can Mimic Functions of a Real Heart Tissue Developed
Researchers at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) revealed that they have managed to create an artificial heart tissue that can mimic the functions of the natural heart tissue.

"Scientists and clinicians alike are eager for new approaches to creating artificial heart tissues that resemble the native tissues as much as possible, in terms of physical properties and function," said Nasim Annabi, PhD, BWH Renal Division, first study author. "Current biomaterials used to repair hearts after a heart attack and other cardiovascular events lack suitable functionality and strength. We are introducing an alternative that has the mechanical properties and functions of native heart tissue."

Source: Eurekalert

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