Is the end of donor transplants in sight? Scientists create a 3D-printed silicone artificial heart that beats like the real organ



Heart transplants that do not require a human donor are a step closer after scientists 3D-printed a soft, artificial heart made of silicone.
It closely imitates a human heart 'in form and function', according to its Swiss developers.
Heart disease remains the number one killer worldwide, causing 17.3 million deaths each year – a problem exacerbated by a global shortage of heart donors.
A custom-made artificial heart would be an invaluable medical advancement that could save countless lives.
However, scientists still have one problem to conquer: the prototype currently lasts for only around... read more

 
17 July 2017 in Health, Views: 55
Source: Daily Mail
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