Monday, March 21, 2016

Next Big Future: A full sized beating bioengineered human heart has been made with hearts recellularized with stem cells

From the article: 
"Regenerating a whole heart is most certainly a long-term goal that is several years away, so we are currently working on engineering a functional myocardial patch that could replace cardiac tissue damaged due a heart attack or heart failure," says Guyette. "Among the next steps that we are pursuing are improving methods to generate even more cardiac cells – recellularizing a whole heart would take tens of billions – optimizing bioreactor-based culture techniques to improve the maturation and function of engineered cardiac tissue, and electronically integrating regenerated tissue to function within the recipient's heart."
 
http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/03/a-full-sized-beating-bioengineered.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2Fadvancednano+%28nextbigfuture%29

Brave new world.  As Glenn Reynolds the "Instapundit" would say on his blog, "Faster Please".

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