How to Build a Beating Heart
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How to Build a Beating Heart

2011, Technology  -   34 Comments
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How to Build a Beating Heart?Science may be on the verge of producing a limitless supply of replacement parts by regenerating damaged or aging body parts grown from our own cells.

Imagine the implications if we could custom make body parts genetically indistinguishable from our own.

Could it eliminate the death sentence for profound birth defects, the need for prosthetics and any shortage of transplant organs?

National Geographic delves into the science of tissue engineering and tracks how scientists are beginning to harness the body's natural powers to grow skin, muscle, body parts and vital organs, even hearts.

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gwhosubex
gwhosubex
9 years ago

unnecessary emphasis on the heart organ imo. There are plenty of other fronts to make progress in that will save and better lives today.

Also, be sure to thank your regional government for banning this, and stealing so much money, and spending it so inefficiently, which delayed progress for centuries.

gwhosubex
gwhosubex
9 years ago

FYI to get to the "WOW" part, skip to 31:20

Disney Destroyed the Star Wars
Disney Destroyed the Star Wars
10 years ago

And this is all well and good however BioPrinting will be the next big breakthrough not hand building a heart.
Go google it, it will blow your mind!!

Rous Arenillas
Rous Arenillas
11 years ago

Incredible. It will safe lifes...

Dracea Dan
Dracea Dan
12 years ago

Is this ethical?

Abamovich
Abamovich
12 years ago

New heart? To hell with that, I want my new 20 year old face.

taxfatcats
taxfatcats
12 years ago

Don't count on Doctored Borat's hela 9 petri dish, the kleptocrats like Ceausescu's Turkish misogyny, they know Hitler's quickest mercenary's science is falsified.

Mantid
Mantid
12 years ago

I am tired of commercials, they have taken over the internet.

alans
alans
12 years ago

can they make a drink of stem cells so we can get younger?

Sieben Stern
Sieben Stern
12 years ago

cotton candy capillaries. that is really brilliant!

Malchik
Malchik
12 years ago

Donate your organs once you die. The worms don't need them more than your fellow humans.

Qb1T
Qb1T
12 years ago

Pedantry alert - there shouldn't be a question mark at the end of the title.