Scientists from the Institute Cedrаs-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles has created a biological pacemaker based on human cells. The development was made possible by the discoveries and experiences in the field of genetic engineering. Data published in Science Trans lational Medicine.
The research group has grown cells able to stimulate and control the rhythm of the heart muscle. While the experiments were carried out on the heart of the pig and animals, related anatomy and physiology to humans.
Gene T-box18, the researchers note, good job with the stimulation of cardiomyocytes, which, under the action begin to contract rhythmically.
Now the experts have to prove the safety of their development for a man that will take time.