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Cardiology Management

Organ-on-a-Chip Mimics Heart's Biomechanical Properties

2017 28 Feb

Scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a 3D organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart's biomechanical properties. The device ("I-Wire Heart-on-a-Chip") and the results of initial experiments demonstrating that it faithfully reproduces the response of cardiac cells to two different drugs that affect heart function in humans are described in... Read more

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Rejuvenating the Heart

2015 03 Aug

Heart cells have the ability to regenerate themselves and proliferate into new as young cells degrade with age. In a new and simplified model described by Mark Sussman, chief research scientist at the San Diego State University Heart Institute, the heart seems to be quite resistant to developing cancerous cells.  Heart cancer is almost unheard of,... Read more

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'Heart Disease-on-a-Chip' Modelled From Patient Stem Cells

2014 14 May

By merging stem cell and 'organ-on-a-chip' technologies Harvard scientists have, in a world premiere, successfully grown functioning human heart tissue that carries an inherited cardiovascular disease. A major development for personalised medicine, this research, which was published in Nature Medicine, provides working proof that laboratory-based... Read more