APR 16, 2015 06:28 AM PDT

Heart chip beats towards better drug screening

WRITTEN BY: Judy O'Rourke

Bioengineers in California have developed a system that mimics the physiology of the human heart. Dubbed a heart-on-a-chip, the device promises to be a powerful new tool in testing new heart drugs and laying the groundwork towards personalizing treatments for patients using their own cells. [Source: Reuters]
About the Author
  • Judy O'Rourke worked as a newspaper reporter before becoming chief editor of Clinical Lab Products magazine. As a freelance writer today, she is interested in finding the story behind the latest developments in medicine and science, and in learning what lies ahead.
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