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Nina Tandon Explains the Science Behind Growing a New Heart

By: John Ibbitson - Published: Jan 8, 2012 • References: ninatandon and youtube
Nina Tandon is a tissue engineer that grows cells in a lab to create new tissues out of them. In this scientific keynote, Nina illustrates the science behind how she is able to grow cells into replica organs, like the human heart for example. She explains that cells can also be used to create artificial bones or for disease models. She delves further to explain that for this purpose traditional cell culture techniques aren’t enough, and that it is necessary to reproduce an environment similar to the natural one these cells can be found in. This is known as the biomimetic paradigm, which is the practice of mimicking nature in the lab. In this highly interesting presentation, Nina Tandon shows how this science relates to her research on the heart, and she expands on cell research in general.