Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Recellularized Heart

Popular Science's Best New Innovation of this year in the area of health is the Recellularized Heart, in which a donor heart is stripped of its cells and implanted with the patient's own heart cells. This reminds me more of what you (Prof. Tandon) might be working on than what we've covered, but knowing what we know about the complexity of the heart makes this innovation all the more intriguing. In addition, the rest of the site's innovations are pretty interesting, including a chip that detects proteins in saliva that are present during heart attack.

1 comment:

ninatandon said...

Yes Doris Taylor made quite a splash with this paradigm-shift. We wrote about it an a review article that should be published soon, I'll be sure to send it to you guys when it comes out!