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Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created a human heart on a microchip.
The chip is no larger than a grain of rice and replicates the complexity and function of the human heart.
The heart was created using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs).
The chip can provide real-time readings of heart function, such as oxygen consumption, cardiac contraction, and extracellular field potential.
This could give researchers a new perspective on heart function and related diseases.
The chip could also be used to test drugs on human heart cells, instead of animals.
This could lead to more accurate and ethical drug testing.
The chip has the potential to revolutionize the way we approach medical research.