13
Aug
2019

Conductive carbon fibers bridge busted electrical circuits in the hearts of mice

The team conducted experiments using these fibers as bridges, sewing them into damaged tissue in the hearts of mice as a way of allowing electrical signals to carry on traveling back and forth. Beforehand, the animals had experienced disruptions to the electrical signals in their hearts, but the fibers proved successful in restoring regular function over month-long testing periods, even without the assistance of a pacemaker. When the fibers were removed, the circuits were disrupted once again.

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