For my What's New(s) in Science I decided to talk about the new artificial heart that was unveiled late October. I first came across about this new innovation through CNN. I found it interesting because it is designed by engineers from Airbus aircraft. So basically, this new heart has components of a plane and satellites in it. The heart was developed by Alain Carpentier, France's leading cardiac surgeon. The part of the this new heart that made it interesting was the fact that it is the only heart thus far that acts like a real heart. If a cardiologist was to look at charts of this heart they would assume that it was a typical human heart, when it is actually an artificial heart. Also, its the first heart to come close to beating like a regular, when someone is running it will increase the blood flow causing the heart beats to increase. Then when the person slows down it will gradually decrease. This new artificial heart is a new way of saving lives. Especially when keeping in mind that heart disease is one of the worlds top killers. Even though this heart lasts for about five years it is the best so far, people will not have to sit and wait and see if their body will accept their new heart or not.
Here is a short clip of the heart.
Here is some more outside reading.