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Contact: David Salisbury
Vanderbilt University

Heat Map of Heart Valve Culture

Caption: This is a heat map of the valve-formation section of a chick heart sitting on a special hydrogel which is deformed by the beating of the attached heart muscle. Regions of high deformation are colored orange and red while areas of low deformation are colored blue.

Credit: MK Sewell-Loftin / Vanderbilt

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