A 3-D model of a human heart ventricle: Bioengineers build a scale model of a heart ventricle that beats, survives for months in the lab — ScienceDaily

Harvard University researchers have bioengineered a three-dimensional model of a human left heart ventricle that could be used to study diseases, test drugs and develop patient-specific treatments for heart conditions such as arrhythmia. The tissue is engineered with a nanofiber scaffold seeded with human heart cells. The scaffold acts like a 3D template, guiding the cells and their assembly into ventricle chambers that beat in vitro. This allows researchers to study heart function using many of the same tools used in the clinic, including pressure-volume loops and ultrasound. “Our group has spent a decade plus working up to the goal of building a whole heart and this is an important step towards that goal,” said Kit Parker, the Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and senior author of the study. “The applications, from regenerative cardiovascular medicine to its use as an in vitro model for drug discovery, are wide and varied.” Parker is also a Core Faculty Member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, the Harvard Stem Cell In...

Best Google Pixel 2 XL Screen Protectors To Safeguard Your Screen

Google’s Pixel 2 XL packs in a class-leading camera, a big battery, and the latest tricks Android has to offer, but the real star of the show is that 6-inch POLED screen. With a resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 pixels, this vibrant, sharp display is a dream come true for watching movies and playing games. But it may not stay that way. An encounter with keys in your pocket or bag could lead to scratches and scrapes. A fumble could produce a shattering sidewalk collision. We’ve looked at the best Pixel 2 XL cases already; now it’s time to think about the best Google Pixel 2 XL screen protectors. This durable screen protector is made from tempered glass rated at 9H hardness for excellent protection against scrapes, scratches, and minor bumps. It also has an oleophobic coating on it to help keep those greasy finger smudges at bay and make it easy to clean. It doesn’t cover the curved edges, so it can be used in concert with a good case or bumper. You’ll also find black segments top and bottom to match up with the bezels. The interesting thing about Whitestone’s screen protector is that it’s capable of repairing small cracks and imperfections. The installation kit includes a UV cur...

Hornady Rapid Safe Gunlocker $199.99 +2 Free Boxes Critical Defense Ammo REBATE

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Amazon has a sale on the Hornady RAPiD Safe AR Rifle Gunlocker with RFID Touch Free Entry for just $199.99 and FREE shipping that with a manufature’s rebate you also get + 2 Free Boxes of Critical Defense Ammo. An added $50.00 value. Compare that price to the same product here or here and this is a great buy. To get the 2 Free Boxes of Critical Defense Ammo in your choice of caliber after you purchase from Amazon, follow rebate links below to down load and compete the forms found linked below. As with all Amazon deals they can change them with zero notice so you need to get on them fast as we have been burned before. This gunlocker provides the same convenience and tamper-proof security as our other rifle RAPiD Safes, but in a fully enclosed design. Its front-end spring loaded door makes it a perfect companion under a bed, in the back of an SUV or mounted in a closet. Foam inserts accommodate up to two tactical length rifles and/or shotguns. Exterior housing is made of thick 16 gauge steel with four internal hardened locking lugs. Included cable and pre-drilled mounting holes allow additional security. For secondary entry method, user can program a f...

“Jubilant June” exhibit is on display at the Twin Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista

“Jubilant June” exhibit is on display at the Twin Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Place. Presented by the Magic Valley Arts Council, Full Moon Gallery of Fine Art and Contemporary Craft and the Idaho Watercolor Society regional members. The exhibit features guest artists Jess Roe and Kaaren Stokes, regional watercolor society artists, and new works by Full Moon Gallery artists Connor Acklin, Paula Brown Sinclair, Joyce Deford, Paula Dodd, Jerry Dodds, Neva Edwards, Gloria Hann, Rick Kuhn, Rosi Martinez Eckert, Roy Mason, Barbara Michener, Jan Mittleider, Betsy Horner Morishita, Connie Pepper, Donald Pica, Leslie Lambert Redhead, Melissa Sage, Corinne Slusser, Bev Stone, Leon Smith, Bev Stone and Judy Therrien. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Free. 208-734-2787 or magicvalleyartscouncil.org. Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship Recipients exhibit is on display through July 27 in the Jean B. King Gallery at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 1 to 9 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 208-732-6655 or herrett.csi.edu. “Mirage: Energy and Water in the Great Basin” ...

Machu Picchu sees a million visitors a year, but another great pre-Columbian monument remains little-known. We

Machu Picchu sees a million visitors a year, but another great pre-Columbian monument remains little-known. We join the first supported trek on the Incas’ Royal Road Climbing from the ancient Peruvian pilgrimage site of Chavín, we pass fields of quinoa flowering purple in a last burst of energy before they are harvested. There are bunches of maize hanging from the farmhouse rafters in shades of gold and red, and the small village plaza has plants that would not be out of place in an English country garden: hibiscus, hollyhocks and astrantia. And then we are above the village and the tree line and come to the Royal Road of the Incas, the Capac Ñan, which stretches for an astonishing 1,500 miles from Ecuador to Bolivia – down the length of the Andes, and their empire. It snakes ahead of us through the mountains, stone-lined and up to 10 metres wide. It’s an enticing prospect for the next five days, when we will walk one of the best-preserved sections, often at altitudes of over 4,000 metres. Although I’ve known about the Capac Ñan for decades, this is one of the first opportunities I’ve had to walk part of it. An enterprising American, Nick Stanziano, travelled most of it a few y...

Amedisys Rides on New Buyouts, Strength in Personal Care Arm

On Jun 26, we issued an updated research report on Amedisys, Inc. AMED. The stock carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Shares of this renowned home health and hospice services provider have outperformed the broader industry over the past three months. The stock has surged 40.3% against the 18.4% decline of the industry. At the Home Health and Hospice divisions, Amedisys is witnessing encouraging growth in Medicare and non-Medicare revenues. The company is currently exploring opportunities in these segments. In this regard, Amedisys recently acquired the hospice care provider RoseRock Healthcare. This apart, with the acquisition of Compassionate Care Hospice, Amedisys now has ADC (average daily census) of 9,982, making it the third largest Hospice organization in the country. We are also impressed by the company’s solid performance in the recently-launched Personal Care segment. A favorable demographic trend and strategic buyouts bode well too. Of late, the company integrated a new operating segment into its Personal Care business. During the reported quarter, net service revenues totaled $20 million with total hours per quarter growing approximately 11%. Per management, this segment ...

Best Replacement Bands for Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm in 2019

The Galaxy Watch is a great match for any Android phone, especially since you can easily make it your own. Not only can you choose from a number of watch faces, but the watch bands are also easily replaceable to better match your style since the 46mm Galaxy Watch uses standard 22mm watch bands. Here are the best replacement bands for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm! If you want to swap out different bands to change up your style, this set from CIVO is for you. You get four straps of different colors and patterns, and there are 15 different bundles to choose from. The kit includes an installation tool, and a few replacement pins to keep the bands attached to your watch. This strap from V-MORO is made of heavy-duty stainless steel, and it can go on in an instant with the built-in clasp. It’s available in black or silver to better match your watch, and it can be installed with the quick-release pins. This band will definitely help you stand out from the crowd, with the red sandalwood in between each link. You can get this band in either black or silver steel, and both look great with the red wood. There’s a clasp to get the band on and off your wrist, and quick release pi...

Milling Cutting Tool Insert Market 2019: Direct Marketing, Indirect Marketing & Marketable Progressive Evolution During the Forecast 2023

Global Milling Cutting Tool Insert Market 2019 Research Report is an extensive Milling Cutting Tool Insert Market research report comprises an overview on new trends that can guide the industries performing in the Milling Cutting Tool Insert industry to recognize the market and make the strategies for their business development accordingly. The Milling Cutting Tool Insert research report study the market size, Milling Cutting Tool Insert industry segment, key drivers for growth, major segments, and CAGR. Get Sample Copy of this Report: https://www.absolutereports.com/enquiry/request-sample/13756218        Milling Cutting Tool Inserts are any tool that is used to remove material from the workpiece by means of shear deformation.. The worldwide market for Milling Cutting Tool Insert is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly xx% over the next five years, will reach xx million US$ in 2024, from xx million US$ in 2019, according to a new study. Sandvik, Kennametal, Iscar, Mitsubishi, Kyocera, Sumitomo, Mapal, Korloy, YG-1, Hitachi, ZCCCT, Shanghai Tool, Ingersoll Cutting Tools, Ceratizit, Guhring, Xiamen Golden Erge, North American Carbide, and many more. Milling Cutting Tool Insert M...

Whether you are seeking to build industry knowledge, enhance your professional profile or raise your company’s

Whether you are seeking to build industry knowledge, enhance your professional profile or raise your company’s visibility, belonging to CIM’s dynamic and influential community provides a wealth of benefits Grow your network, take part in industry discussions and find new opportunities. CIM Link is the place experts, professionals and students help each other shape their careers, share knowledge and leave a lasting impact on the industry. CIM’s Corporate membership is composed of more than 200 corporations working together to build a stronger industry. Our members gain global exposure, access to critical information and employee development opportunities they need to be industry leaders. CIM Corporate Members receive exclusive benefits that make good business sense. They gain visibility and added exposure at the annual CIM Convention & EXPO, obtain preferred advertising rates in CIM Magazine, and work their way up to a prime booth location at the CIM EXPO with exhibition priority points. SSAB is a global leader in value-added high-strength steel. The company offers products developed in close cooperation with its customers to reach a stronger, lighter and more sustaina...

ELISA test performed in 3D-printed pipette tips simplifies process, reduces cost

Scientists have taken a common, yet laborious lab test and redesigned it to be performed in small 3D printed pipette tips used to measure and transfer fluids in the laboratory. An ELISA is an Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay. It has been used for decades to test blood and other biological fluids for numerous substances and diseases, including various cancers, pathogens such as HIV and other infectious agents, and to measure levels of biological substances such as proteins. The standard test is performed in laboratory plates with 96 small wells on each plate. After the fluid, such as blood, has been put into the test wells, there is a long process of adding several antibodies to the samples that bind to the pathogen or protein being tested, and rinsing away those that don’t bind. Additional reagents such as blocking buffers and detection chemicals are added, with rinsing required between each step. The final result is a visible color change to indicate if the pathogen or other agent is present and at what levels. Although ELISA is reliable, the tests are labor intensive, and the antibodies and color indicators used can be expensive. In addition, sophisticated devices are u...

Best indoor plants: 10 house plants, real and fake, for every room

Looking for the best indoor plants to fill your rooms? Why not? A house with plants is a happy house. They don’t just look good, they can purify the air, help us focus and reduce stress – that’s a lot of good for such a small addition!  But if you’re new to indoor gardening, it can be difficult to know where to start, so we’ve rounded up the best house plants to give you a good starting point. We’ve chosen low maintenance indoor plants that are easy to care for, and picked something for every room, whether a light-filled space or a dark, cosy corner. Plus, for anyone with no time to care for house plants, there are even a few convincing artificial plants included in our list, too. When you’ve chosen the plants you want, check out our ultimate practical guide to looking after house plants, and don’t miss our gallery of house plant display ideas to find out the best ways to show yours off. For beauty, ease of care, and the sheer will to grow as tall as it can, it’s hard to beat the Ficus Elastica, or rubber plant ‘Abidjan’, as it’s commonly known. Those who prefer their house plants delicate and compact will enjoy the succulent trio....

The time management flip comes in the instant at which your greatest leverage switches from making

The time management flip comes in the instant at which your greatest leverage switches from making the best use of your own time to helping your team members make the best use of their time. As a senior leader, leverage comes from your team. Success is no longer based on what you do yourself, but, rather, on what you inspire, enable, and empower in others. This is why individual contributors, managers, and leaders must think about time management differently, with I started my career as a sales representative. I became adept at time management, sorting my call plans to maximize calls with my most productive customers, mapping out my days to minimize my travel time, mapping out my time in store to make my limited time with buyers as productive as possible. Then I took over a sales unit. In an instant my greatest leverage switched from managing my own time to helping the people that worked for me manage their time. After that flip I spent my time helping them make tactical adjustments to sort their call plans, and map out their days and store visits. There’s a second flip between manager and leader. That flip is the difference between Strategos and Taktikos. Strategos is the art ...

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