Scientists use cells to grow beating heart

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Scientists use cells to grow beating heart

Postby CureOrBust » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:30 am

The researchers took dead animal hearts and stripped them of everything except the blood vessels, valves and connective tissue. These scaffolds were then seeded with cells from newborn and foetal rat hearts and, after four days of growth, the organs started to contract. Within eight days, the hearts were beating.
Not nerve cells in particular, but another step forward
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/jan/14/medicalresearch.sciencenews
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