Scientists Grow Beating Human Heart Tissue from Stem Cells
November 12, 2018
(Newsweek) – Scientists have grown beating human heart tissue in a laboratory using stem cells. The engineered tissue could be used as a model of a human atrium (upper chamber), allowing researchers to test out new drugs as part of preclinical screening. This could lead to a faster, more efficient method of developing new treatments for heart conditions like atrial fibrillation—where a person has an irregular heartbeat that can increase the risk of stroke and heart failure.