Scientists made and tested a new artificial heart, and it could…

Scientists made and tested a new artificial heart, and it could change lives

  • We’ve heard of scientists growing organs in petri dishes. But now, a group of Swiss researchers are taking an alternative route: combining 3-D printing and soft robotics to develop a prosthetic heart.
  • The heart is squishy, flexible and able to pump actual liquids from its chambers, which is important since the heart is responsible for pumping our blood. And considering that doctors have performed at least 67,000 heart transplants since 1988, there’s a great chance that people will want to use this invention in the future. 
  • In the United States, more than 4,000 people are on the waiting list to get a heart transplant. Read more. (7/14/17, 1:59 PM)