Can tissue engineering mend broken hearts?

  title={Can tissue engineering mend broken hearts?},
  author={Robert E. Akins},
  journal={Circulation research},
  volume={90 2},
Cardiac tissue engineering is an emerging field that may hold great promise for advancing the treatment of heart diseases. Cardiac tissue engineering is in its infancy, and the overall field of tissue engineering, which was formalized in the late 1980s at conferences and workshops sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is still new enough to warrant some description. By broad definition, tissue engineering involves the construction of tissue equivalents through the manipulation and… CONTINUE READING
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