Can Frankenstein and a Baby’s Heartbeat Unlock the Mysteries of Stem Cells?

It’s an electrifying step forward for cardiac research.

University of Toronto researchers, including Professor Milica Radisic (ChemE, IBBME), have announced a new method of maturing human heart cells that simulates the natural growth environment of heart cells while applying electrical pulses to mimic the heart rate of fetal humans. The discovery, reported this week in the scientific journal Nature Methods, offers cardiac researchers a fast and reliable way to create mature human cardiac patches in a range of sizes. For the full story, click here.

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