Scientists from Russia have grown heart tissue protein web

Specialists from the Moscow physical-technical Institute in the laboratory have grown cells of the heart muscle. In applied artificial cobwebs.

Protein spidroin has high elasticity and strength, he is superior in elasticity nylon two times stronger than steel five times. Filament protein can be expanded for a third of its length and recover in size. Artificially derived protein safe and not rejected by the body.

Scientists have created a structure based on the protein and put it in cardiomyocytes, the cells of the heart. After 5 days have formed a network, similar to the tissue of the heart. She conducted electrical impulses and declined. The experiment was the beginning of a new stage in the development of tools for the treatment of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

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