A major challenge when it comes to preserving tissues and organs for transplantation is preventing the buildup of ice crystals that can cause critical damage, but an emerging technology may help sidestep the whole issue. Scientists have used a promising supercooling technique to preserve and revive engineered heart tissue for the first time, hinting at a future where donated organs may remain viable for far longer periods of time.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Organ donation, Transplant, University of California Berkeley, New Atlas Audio

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