What looks like a prop from a steampunk movie is actually a partially decellularized heart in a bioreactor. And this heart has the potential to save the lives of heart attack patients, and, one day, people who need heart transplants too.
Love. Is there anything more important? No. Which is why, even though Valentine's Day may be over, you still have nothing more important to do then check out the 12 photos of love, submitted for this week's Shooting Challenge.
I was really surprised when I saw this collection of hearts on Mars posted by El Comanderino Chris Hadfield. How are there so many craters with the shape of hearts in Mars? Are heart shapes pervasive through the entire galaxy? The hell I know. Just forward this post and tell your favorite astronerd you love him/her.
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…
My music taste can be regarded as anywhere from generally untrustworthy to unforgivingly mainstream. So if you don't enjoy this soundtrack selection, I don't blame ya. Put it on mute. This ain't about the music. What's awesome about this music video is that it's a 24 hour timelapse video. As in it was created in one…
Nature has a nice dive into the scientific quest to grow complex organs like a human heart. No, it hasn't been done yet—but it's surprisingly within reach.
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…
At the Texas Heart Institute, doctors have developed an artificial heart replacement that produces no discernible pulse or audible heartbeat.
In honor of Valentine's Day, Gizmodo presents you with the Liotta-Cooley heart, the world's first totally artificial blood-pumper. Developed by Dr. Domingo Liotta and implanted by Dr. Denton A. Cooley on April 4, 1969, the Liotta-Cooley heart kept a 47-year old man alive for three full days before a human organ became…
Until now, all other artificial heart transplants were just temporary relief. A 15 year old boy from Italy became the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart, due to the Duchenne syndrome which was wasting his muscles away.
The heart that beats inside Charles Okeke's chest is completely artificial. It keeps him alive, but at a price: he's tethered to a 400-lb. machine in a hospital. Thanks to a revolutionary backpack-sized breakthrough, he can finally go home again.
Here's something you don't see in your local gadget store: a machine that takes a dead animal heart and keeps it beating so scientists can perform various tests on it. Gross!