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Microlasers Capture Heart’s Rhythm from Inside

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DOUGLAS FARMER, SENIOR EDITOR
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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, June 25, 2020 — Dynamic, rapid changes in the heart that can be seen from the outside are dramatic, but they’re nothing compared to what can be seen inside heart cells themselves. And a research team from the University of St. Andrews has proven exactly that by placing microlasers inside these cells and monitoring changes at a microscopic and localized level. In the team’s experiments, the microlasers were inserted into the cardiac cells of both neonatal and adult mice and zebrafish, as well as into cardiac slices from rats. The microlasers were internalized by neonatal cells, or were...Read full article

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