Researchers Create Beating Heart In Lab

ghoti

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"Minnesota researchers have created a beating heart in the laboratory. In a process called whole organ decellularization, they grew functioning heart tissue by using dead rat and pig hearts as a sort of flesh matrix, and reseeding them with a mixture of live cells. The goal is to grow replacement parts, using their own stem cells, for people born with defective tickers or experiencing heart failure."
http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/researchers-create-beating-heart-lab-15218.html
 

Moederloos

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Its ALIVE mahster.

Seriously - awesome. Let's hope the usual pack leave this alone and don't start with "god's way".
 

ghoti

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Well this is the "Science" section. Posting here does seem to get out the regular riffraf. I cant wait till the day that we can have a completely artificial but "as sensitive as it is now" body.
 

Moederloos

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Well this is the "Science" section. Posting here does seem to get out the regular riffraf. I cant wait till the day that we can have a completely artificial but "as sensitive as it is now" body.
I will even skip the "sensitive" bit - a shell of metal would do me fine to keep me going until I can "upgrade".
 

ghoti

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I will even skip the "sensitive" bit - a shell of metal would do me fine to keep me going until I can "upgrade".
Yah... just keep away from running on Vista. You dont want your body to crash regularly or ask for a license key at the wrong time. Open source ftw!
 

Moederloos

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Yah... just keep away from running on Vista. You dont want your body to crash regularly or ask for a license key at the wrong time. Open source ftw!
Sheesh - can you imagine.
NExt thing you know someone has installed a back door thats open to every bugger out there....

:p
 
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