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Published on May 25, 2012
Cardiomyocytes, the beating, workhorse cells of the heart, can now be made cheaply and in abundance using a new method devised by researchers in the UW-Madison Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. These beating cells are in demand for research, to model heart disease and to test drugs and potential drugs for toxic effects. They are also of interest for potential therapies to treat heart disease. Video courtesy of Xiaojun Lian.