• Watch a 3D-engineered human heart tissue beat

    13 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Researchers have developed a way to grow human heart tissue that can serve as a model for the upper chambers of the heart, known as the atria. The tissue, derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells , beats, expresses genes, and responds to drugs in a manner similar to a real human atrium. The model may be useful for evaluating disease mechanisms and drugs for atrial fibrillation - the most common type of arrhythmia.
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