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3D-bioprinted patch to heal patients after heart attack

Biomedical researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered that a new 3D-bioprinted patch shows potential of helping heal patients after a heart attack. Since heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, this research study is a major step forward in preventing damage to the heart after a heart attack. Dr. Brenda Ogle, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Minnesota College of Arts and Sciences lead a team of biomedical engineers in this study. 3D-bioprinted patch is made from cells and protein native to the heart; it becomes part of the muscle, strengthens scar tissue and gets absorbed into the body.

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