Scientists Just Grew Human Heart Tissue That Beats With Total Autonomy

Coming fresh on the heels of the news that scientists are successfully 3D printing live, working, mini human kidneys, a new report in Nature is giving another burst of hope to the future of organ transplants. For the very first time, a research team has been able to grow human heart tissue that beats totally… »8/13/13 3:01pm8/13/13 3:01pm

The World's Newest Artificial Heart Is Half Cow, Half Machine

Using cow parts to save ailing human hearts isn't anything new—you could even be sitting next to one of our more bovine brethren right now and think nothing of it. But the newest cow-to-heart integration takes a bit of a deeper dive into science fiction land. Soon, a French medical company will begin testing a… »5/30/13 11:50am5/30/13 11:50am

Artificial Heart Developed, Beats Almost Exactly Like Real Thing

Artificial heart technology has been around a while, but this new invention by European scientists is so convincing in its emulation of a real heart's action that if you plot its output blood flow and show "the graphs to a cardiac surgeon, he will say it's a human heart" apparently. It also beats previous designs in… »10/29/08 10:10am10/29/08 10:10am

New Robot Lets Surgeons Operate on a Heart While It Still Beats

Heart surgery is usually a case of "be still my beating heart" since it's easier to work with static tissue, despite the risk of brain damage and all the complications of cardiopulmonary bypass machines. No longer, perhaps: some clever bods at Harvard University and the Children's Hospital Boston have come up with a… »10/22/08 7:15am10/22/08 7:15am

Beating Heart in a Box Amuses, Horrifies Manhattan Elite

Billy Chasen, the artist who encased a still-working, exploded iPod in resin, put a new piece up at the American Heart Association's 2008 Heart of New York Gala at the classy Waldorf Astoria hotel in NYC. Watch as a heart sprays blood all over the inside of a glass cube! Be made curious by the strange juxtaposition… »3/20/08 7:45pm3/20/08 7:45pm