Researchers create new rat heart in lab

Researchers create new rat heart in lab

Medicines dream of growing new human hearts and other organs to repair or replace damaged ones received a significant boost Sunday when researchers at the University of Minnesota reported success in creating a beating rat heart in a laboratory.

I can’t imagine what it must have been like to see that heart start beating. Creepy/cool, probably.

3 thoughts on “Researchers create new rat heart in lab

  1. …you think these scholars will eventually take their research overseas if the conservatives continue to prevent any sort of large scale investment into these sciences? Maybe I’m mistaken and domestic private funding is sufficient…seems like there is a lot of money to be made in the future with this type of organic “technology”.

  2. my guess is that established scientists will have no real incentive to move. but yes, young scientists might look outside the country as academic research dollars dry up. or they might go into commercial research, which i think would be a net negative, considering commercial research is to a great extent driven by the market (what are the drug tv ads you can think of? certainly not aids or cancer related). also there are foreign trained scientists, which may still want to come to the us, but may be convinced to go elsewhere.

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