Engineers have succeeded in growing a significant portion of the heart inside a miniature form. What’s more, guess what? It’s exciting!
Canadian researchers from the Universities of Toronto and Montreal reverse-engineered a millimeter-long vessel that surpasses a biological vessel. Not only that but.
According to Science Alert, this reverse-engineered vessel also circulates fluid “much like the muscular exit-chamber of a human embryo’s heart.
“With our concept, we can measure injector volume – how much fluid is pushed out each moment the ventricle contracts – as well as fluid pressure,” University of Toronto’s Sargol Okhovatian explained.
Why would scientists try to grow a heart?
This could contribute to understanding drugs and therapies for trying to treat heart problems, as well as how cardiovascular diseases develop in humans. Current methods provide few options for studying a diseased or healthy heart.
The majority of investigations rely on organs removed after an autopsy. The issue with these organs is that those who don’t show how they work in real-time 3D models are the inevitable future of studying organs that act identically to natural organs.