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Scientists Grow Heart - Live Tissue

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posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 10:13 AM
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Scientists Create Heart


www.wtvq.com

Scientists at the University of Minnesota have created what's being called the "Holy Grail" of medical research.

Researchers started with the dead heart of a rat. Using a detergent, scientists washed away the rat's cells. All that was left was a gelatin like framework. Scientists took the framework and injected heart cells from newborn rats back into it. Within a week, the heart was beating and pumping once again. While a rat heart can't help humans, doctors say a pig heart can.
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Scientists Grow Rat Heart from Transplanted Cells


"It looks like a ghost heart," said Taylor.

Then, the researchers reseeded the scaffolding with heart cells from newborn rats. In just eight days, and with an electrical jump-start, the cells grew into a new, beating heart that pumped some blood--about two percent of the amount of blood pumped by an adult rat heart.

"When we first saw the contractions, we were speechless," said researcher Harold Ott, of Harvard Medical School.

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posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 10:13 AM
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This is really huge everyone. This means they will be able to apply this process to other body parts.



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posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 10:23 AM
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One step closer to immortality!

Now if they can figure out how to grow some lungs before I destroy mine from smoking that'd be great.


Some day we'll be upgrading our body parts as we would a computer.



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 10:26 AM
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Was the rat back to "normal" or its just twitching with a beating heart but a dead brain? I don't want to be a zombie.



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 10:47 AM
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this is awesome.

put me down for two hearts, a set of kidneys, a liver, and a prostate....
i'll pick them up as needed



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 11:48 AM
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This means that an experiment has been done that shows that TWO PERCENT of blood has been pumpted through a RAT HEART.

That is all.

No strawman arguments are needed about how it does anything else.

I'd just like to know if "conspiracy theorists" can get realistic for a change?

Ceating fire is one step closer to immortality...

So is being alive.



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 12:05 PM
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Originally posted by Boondock78
this is awesome.

put me down for two hearts, a set of kidneys, a liver, and a prostate....
i'll pick them up as needed


Boon we have the two hearts, kidneys and liver, but your prostate is on back order.

We do have a couple lungs on special that someone ordered and didn't pick up, interested?



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