The work-loop assay, with its heart tissue visible at center
Dr. Helen Maddock at the Centre for Applied Biological and Exercise Sciences
When scientists want to find out how a new medication will affect the cardiovascular system, the traditional way of doing so is via animal or human trials. This takes time, can be potentially harmful to the test subjects, and doesn't always deliver conclusive results. Thanks to a device created at Coventry University in the UK, however, the testing process may soon be quicker, safer and more reliable.
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