Topis of the Month: September 2015

The world of tomorrow will be catching some rays

The world of tomorrow will be catching some rays
Michael Carus

Michael Carus, managing director of Nova Institut GmbH in Huerth near Cologne, Germany. Source: Nova-Institut GmbH

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11/13/2017

November 2017: Real plastic hearts

An artificial heart would be an absolute lifesaver for people with cardiac failure. However, to recreate the complex organ in the laboratory, one would first need to work out how to grow multi-layered, living tissues. Researchers have now come one step closer to this goal: by means of a spraying process, they have created functioning muscle fibers a three-dimensional synthetic polymer scaffold.
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