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This Vampiric Vacuum Vants to Suck Your Blood (and Save Your Life)

Normally, when you suffer from a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot blocking the flow to your lungs or heart, you've only have two options; undergo chest cracking open heart surgery, or die. But thanks to an ingenious new blood filter system, doctors will be able to save lives without destroying sternums or requiring weeks of recovery. Read More >>

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 "bioprosthetic" heart on actual human patients that is part cow, part synthetic, and loaded with software. Read More >>

Scientists Have Found a Way to Regenerate Muscle Tissue After a Heart Attack

There could be a path to a simpler recovery after a heart attack. Duke University Medical Centre scientists have discovered a way to turn the scar tissue that forms after cardiac arrest into healthy muscle tissue, which would make a stem cell transplant unnecessary. Read More >>


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