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'Ghost Heart,' a Framework for Growing New Human Hearts, Could be Answer for Thousands Waiting for New Heart 

 

 

'Ghost Heart,' a Framework for Growing New Human Hearts, Could be Answer for Thousands Waiting for New Heart

The problem: More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won't survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.
The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you're left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.  
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Posted on 23-Aug-12 by Toto, Brent
Tags: Science and Industry News
 
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