Scientists Grow Human Heart Tissue That Can Beat Autonomously

August 14, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Scientists are inching ever closer to manufacturing an artificial, lab-grown human heart after a team of  University of Pittsburgh researchers successfully produced heart tissue that can beat autonomously . Using pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generated from mature human skin, the team attached the cells to a mouse heart, and after 20 days of blood supply, the heart began beating autonomously. While it will still be quite some time before we see an entire lab-grown human heart, this development represents a pretty good start! Read the rest of Scientists Grow Human Heart Tissue That Can Beat Autonomously Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: heart , heart tissue , human heart , lab-grown heart , lab-grown human heart , Lei Yang , medical innovation , scientific breakthroughs , university of pittsburgh        

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Scientists Grow Human Heart Tissue That Can Beat Autonomously

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