Ostriches May Improve Heart Bypass Surgery

Arteries from long, thin neck are the key

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 7, 2012 3:43 PM CST

(Newser) – Japanese researchers have used arteries from the long necks of ostriches to perform successful bypass surgery in pigs, reports AFP. In a few years, they hope to duplicate the feat with humans, reports the Asahi Shimbun. The researchers used the arteries to "construct artificial...   Read full story »

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