Archives for the ‘heart cells’ Category

George Schwarz 1935–2021

Linda’s friend and mentor, the artist George Schwarz, departed this life 28/5/2021. He had heart failure. Linda recorded some of his last breaths. We are working with this recording to produce 3D form to be bio-printed with live, beating, cardiac spheroids – cardiac growth on the shape and structure of cardiac failure – new life […]

Great audience for our Science Week webinar!

Carmine Gentile, our collaborator and project host, made a fantastic webinar presentation for Science Week on Monday, and Linda and I added a short presentation about our arts-science collaboration. Many thanks to Lynn Hutchinson and the crew at UTS Faculty of Science. We had a great audience of around 350 attendees, and about 50 people […]

a methodology?

Don’t hold us to this, but…. In cultivation of heart tissue three types of cells are needed : Muscle cells Blood vessel cells Extracellular matrix – macromolecules that provide support to the cells including communication and adhesion  (collagen, enzymes, other things in a 3d network)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extracellular_matrix These need to be in a certain ratio in […]