See Lab-Made Heart Cells Beat on Their Own

April 14, 2015 9:51 PM

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See Lab-Made Heart Cells Beat on Their Own

Science fiction became reality after researchers from Wake Forrest University say they managed to turn stem cells into heart cells that were able to beat on their own.

The accomplishment was part of the "Body on a Chip" project -- a $24 million initiative in which researchers at multiple universities, led by a team at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, are tasked with building "miniaturized" versions of organ systems.

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