Rats Protected From Heart Failure With Nanofibres

Scientists at the Harvard Medical School have managed to protect test rats from heart failure by injecting ‘ self-assembling peptide nanofibers loaded with pro-survival factors’. Research has not yet begun on humans.
The article contains great images from inside the rats’ bodies, as well as a link to the Nanotechnology Art Gallery. Enjoy!

About Benny Powers

Benny is a 20 year old student of the arts and sciences. He will be attending Trent University for the 2006-2007 semester. An experienced percussionist, Benny specializes in hand percussion such as djembe, doumbek and udu drums. Recently he has joined the Toronto samba band <a href="http://www.sambaelegua.com">Samba Elegua</a>, playing the surdo. He also does <a href="http://bennyp.wordpress.com">spoken word poetry</a>, and performs at open mic nights in Toronto in the summer time.

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