In the future, your skin could solve your heart problem
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New artificial heart produces no pulse, but keeps you alive
Medical team livetweets beating-heart surgery for the first… .
According to team leader, Lior Gepstein, the resulting cells were "equivalent to the stage of [the patient's] heart cells when he was just born." After forming heart tissue out of the erstwhile skin cells, the scientists cultivated it in a petri dish with real heart tissue.
While the results sound extremely promising, it would take a long time before the technique can be used in hospitals to save lives. Scientists believe that it could take as much as 10 to 15 years before clinical trials on humans even begin. But if this method proves to be effective, then we don't have to rely purely on mechanical devices or transplants to cure advanced heart diseases anymore..