Scientists turn on artificial hearts: beating like real

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Scientists turn on artificial hearts: beating like real

2018-11-14 10:25:44 59 ℃

Heart disease has always been a major killer of human health, and every year because of this disease, there are not many.

According to German media reports, researchers in the country have developed human heart tissue muscle strips in the laboratory. These tissues, which are bred by human-induced pluripotent stem cells, not only correctly express genes, but also have the same stretching and excitability as real atrial tissue.

In other words, scientists have developed heart tissue that has the same telescopic movement as real atrial tissue, and they are currently working on how to develop atrial fibrillation using laboratory-developed heart tissue. medicine.

At this stage, scientists are still working hard to induce human pluripotent stem cells (hiPCSs) to start in adult human cells. By returning these cells to the stem cell stage, they can be cultivated into any tissue type.

Researcher Marta Lemme said: "These atrial muscle strips can mimic atrial fibrillation and help test drugs. Still, improvements can be made to bring them closer to human atrial tissue. Come to us The next step is to test various methods of inducing arrhythmia, to study the mechanism of electrical remodeling of atrial fibrillation, and to test new potential drugs.”