In the News: Engineers Print an Artificial Beating Heart, FDA May Require Nicotine Reduction in Cigarettes, Men Who Eat Excess Sugar May Develop Mental Health Disorders

Engineers print an artificial beating heart.At ETH Zurich, engineers have successfully created an artificial heart with ventricles that pump a blood-like substance, that weighs the same as a real human heart, and can beat for 30 minutes at a time. Using a mold, they were able to 3-D print a silicone heart which can have major implications on the future of organ donating. They also aim to replace blood pumps, which can have malfunctioning parts that create health issues. This engineering marvel can also eliminate the process of waiting around for a heart when in need of a transplant. With heart disease claiming over 17 million lives across the globe, the speed and convenience of 3-D printing is poised to make a huge difference. (CNN)

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