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Voltage tester for beating cardiac cells

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in recording the current in membrane channels of contracting cardiac cells. To do this, the scientists combined an atomic force microscope with a widely used ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Heart cells respond to stiff environments

Proteins associated with the regulation of organ size and shape have been found to respond to the mechanics of the microenvironment in ways that specifically affect the decision of adult cardiac stem cells ...

dateMar 14, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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How nanotechnology could keep your heart healthy

Since the heart is such a delicate and critical organ, clinicians usually opt not to intervene with the dead cells that remain after a heart attack or cardiac disease. "But we think that all heart attacks deserve some kind ...

dateMay 17, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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