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Microbots put all organs on-a-chip
3/11/2015 10:13 AM EDT
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R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: 55 - 80 beats per second ?
R_Colin_Johnson   3/12/2015 5:41:29 PM
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Tim: you are right its beats per minute. Thanks for the careful reading--you're the only one who caught that one!

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55 - 80 beats per second ?
Tim R Johnson   3/12/2015 5:10:29 PM
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Don't you mean 55 - 80 beats per minute?  If it really is beating at 55 - 80 beats per second, then your video is slowed down and you should mention the slow down ratio.

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Re: Fascinating
R_Colin_Johnson   3/12/2015 1:29:56 AM
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collin0: I could not imagine what exactly it look like.

Click on the play button to see how it looks while beating. What is amazing to me is that it just spontaneously starts beating--just because of the type of cells they are. They don't need a volt of electricity or anything!

 

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Re: Fascinating
collin0   3/12/2015 12:13:53 AM
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I could not imagine what exactly it look like.

I am amazing how could they do so deep research and development. Comparing to my software development, I feel that my work is too simple to do for the guys who do such research that make heart on-a-chip beats.

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Re: Fascinating
R_Colin_Johnson   3/11/2015 2:00:32 PM
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DougInRB: Is it their plan to grow kidney tissue to take care of the waste?

Eventually, they want to have all the organs connected together in the same way they are in humans. So the answer is yes. However, there are a lot of steps involved here and I don't know what their priorities are in doing what first, second, etc.

 

 

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Fascinating
DougInRB   3/11/2015 1:39:27 PM
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Making human-like robots seems like a really bad idea.

However, being able to build a micro-version of the major organs that are genetically identical to the donor is an increidble way to see how certain drugs perform on a patient.  It would be wonderful to know if I'm allergic to a drug before they prescribe it to me.

About the research - you said that they only supply nutrients to the tissue.  Is it their plan to grow kidney tissue to take care of the waste?

 

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