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Skin-like Paper-thin Flexible Heart Monitor Developed

Skin-like Paper-thin Flexible Heart Monitor Developed

The flexible skin-like heart monitor is small enough to wear under a bandage. (Credit: Stanford) Engineers working at Stanford University developed a wearable heart monitor that is thinner than a dollar bill. This revolutionary skin-like unit could potentially provide physicians ...

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Growing New Arteries to Bypass Blocked Ones

Growing New Arteries to Bypass Blocked Ones

Prof. Michael-Simons Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and University College London (UCL) discovered a molecular pathway that can lead to the formation of new arteries after heart attacks, strokes and other acute diseases which can bypass arteries that ...

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Pacemaker Powered by the Human Heart

An artificial pacemaker from St. Jude Medical, with electrode (Credit: Steven Fruitsmaak) Prof. Daniel J. Inman Two aerospace engineers from the University of Michigan created a revolutionary pacemaker which does not require conventional batteries. Instead the device uses vibrations which ...

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New Medication for Heart Disease

New Medication for Heart Disease

It is well known that cardiovascular diseases are the number one mortality cause in the western world. The current treatment using stents is not foolproof. Now, an Israeli Company, BIOrest, has developed a medication which can make recovery from the ...

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Heart Cells Generated from Skin Cells

Researchers at UCLA have successfully derived mice skin cells into a variety of heart tissue and blood cells. All the cells composing the heart were created out of stem cells originally generated from the mice’s skin. This research could contribute ...

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HeartLander – Stays Right on Your Heart

HeartLander – Stays Right on Your Heart

A new robot developed by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburg is able to reach distant locations on the surface of a beating heart, and to carry out several operations on the heart’s surface. The HeartLander ...

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Stem Cells to Rebuild Heart Tissue

Stem Cells to Rebuild Heart Tissue

Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent cells, cells that can transform and become any other cell in the body, and for this reason they can be used to heal or strengthen any human tissue. However, so far scientists have had difficulties ...

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