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Rice University: Paper Trail Leads to Heart Valve Discoveries

Aug 06, 2019 - Targeted News Service

[TNSscienceresearch] -- Rice University issued the following news release:

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- Rice University bioengineers' filter-paper models hint at how valves calcify

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Paper is at the heart of an experimental device developed by Rice University bioengineers to study heart disease.

They are using paper-based structures that mimic the layered nature of aortic valves, the tough, flexible tissues that keep blood flowing through the heart in one direction only. The devices...