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Fake lightning, fake capillaries

In Read on June 29, 2010 at 7:55 am

Researchers at Texas A&M are working toward a better way to grow artificial organs:

An electrically charged block of plastic gives way to a series of tunnel-carving lightning bolts when a nail is driven into it.

Adding human blood vessel cells to the tunnels could create a template upon which an artificial organ could grow.

Lightning bolts in a plastic block

Lightning bolts in a plastic block

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