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Scientists build Human Heart from Pigs and Detergent

Scientists build Human Heart from Pigs and Detergent

Doris Taylor and her team are building new organs, hoping to reverse disease, maybe even the aging process

By Maggie Galehouse | January 23, 2013
Updated: January 28, 2013 4:02pm

It sounds like science fiction, but it is isn't.

On the ninth floor of the Texas Heart Institute's Denton Cooley building, Doris Taylor and her team are building human hearts, with help from pigs and stem cells.

"We think a pig heart is a perfect scaffold for a human heart, based on its structure and size," says Taylor, a passionate scientist with a Ph.D. in pharmacology.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/health/article/Saving-lives-with-h...



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Lest anyone gets too big of an ego

You can be replaced by pig parts and Borax soap.

Eh. I'd rather die than have

Eh. I'd rather die than have a pig heart and be a slave to insurance companies for the rest of my life.

Southern Agrarian

ya sure got a perdy mouth...

now squeal like a pig.

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

Who wants a Heart of a Pig!

Maybe the detergent makes it a 'clean pig'...A pig, is a pig, is a pig..

Can you imagine waking up your wife with little piggy squeals or visi versi...Lets make a comedy satire, "My Wife, The Pig!!

lol...lol...lol..