The scientists of Minnesota University reported success in creating a beating rat heart in laboratory. “You can make any organ” has become as a new notion. Scientists created limbs, fingers, etc in the past confirmed that the dream of creating human heart may be achieved within 10 years.
“Give nature the tools, and get out the way. We just took nature’s own building blocks to build a new organ“- said Dr. Doric. A.Taylor, head of the team that created the rat heart.
The scientists removed all the cells from a dead rat heart, without touching the outer structure and valves as scaffolding for new heart cells harvested from newborn rats. These new heart cells injected into the dead rat heart skeleton.
Within couple of weeks, the dead heart beats that pumped a small amount of blood and conducted electrical impulses.
In similar fashion, the dead human heart can be made to beat using stem cells from a patients bone marrow and placing them in a cadaver heart that has been prepared as a scaffold.
The success in building rat heart paves way for building other visceral organs of a human body including pancreas, lungs, liver and kidney.
So, gone are the days of searching a by-pass surgeon to made your heart perfect from ischemic. I think days are not too far to build a human’s beating heart.