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Sleep apnea may offer unusual protection for heart attack patients

Researchers at the Technion have found that heart attack patients with breathing disorders such as sleep apnea may benefit from mild-moderate sleep-disordered breathing. The findings could suggest ways to rebuild damaged heart tissue.
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Artificial Jellyfish Built from Rat Cells: Scientific American

Artificial Jellyfish Built from Rat Cells: Scientific American | this curious life | Scoop.it
The reverse-engineered life form could be used to test drugs...

 

“Morphologically, we’ve built a jellyfish. Functionally, we’ve built a jellyfish. Genetically, this thing is a rat,” says Kit Parker, a biophysicist at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who led the work. The project is described today in Nature Biotechnology.

 

Parker’s lab works on creating artificial models of human heart tissues for regenerating organs and testing drugs, and the team built the medusoid as a way of understanding the “fundamental laws of muscular pumps”. It is an engineer’s approach to basic science: prove that you have identified the right principles by building something with them.'

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