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January 20, 2016

Using electrical signals to train the heart's muscle cells

Researchers at Columbia University in New York used electrical stimulation of human heart muscle cells engineered from human stem cells to aid their development and function. They used electrical signals that mimic those in a developing heart to regulate and synchronize nascent cardiomyocytes, the cells that support the beating function of the heart. Read more at Columbia Engineering.