JUL 01, 2014 08:38 AM PDT

Abertay scientists grow miniature human hearts to cure disease



Miniature human hearts that beat of their own accord are being grown by scientists at Abertay University.

They have been developed specifically to find a cure for heart hypertrophy -- a form of heart disease that can lead to sudden death.

Here, Professors Nikolai Zhelev and Jim Bown explain what they have been doing.
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