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Hydrogel

Caption: Cardiac tissue is liquefied into a fluid that can be easily injected into the heart. Once it hits body temperature, the liquid turns into a semi-solid, porous gel that forms a scaffold to encourage cells to repopulate areas of the heart damaged by heart attack.

Credit: UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

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