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Study Provides New Insights Into Structure of Heart Muscle Fibers
May 29, 2012
A study led by researchers from McGill University provides new insights into the structure of muscle tissue in the heart--a finding that promises to contribute to the study of heart diseases and to the engineering of artificial heart tissue.
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