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Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Dr Abdullah O. Khan, a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow who recently joined the MRC WIMM from the University of Birmingham, has co-authored a study published in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine on the 1st September, which reports an innovative method for creating cardiac microtissues.

The study was led by Dr Abdullah O. Khan and Dr Jasmeet Reyat, with the experimental portion of the work conducted at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences in Birmingham. 

A cardiac microtissue model is a tiny, three-dimensional structure created in the laboratory using human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). It closely mimics the cellular composition and function of specific parts of the human heart, such as the atria or ventricles. These microtissues are used to study heart diseases, test potential drug treatments, and investigate the effects of various conditions on the heart in a controlled and realistic environment.

Read the full story on the IDRM website here.

Read the full journal article here.