Scientists hope to use carbon nanofibers to mend broken electrical circuits in the heart

A beating heart relies on a healthy circuitry of electrical signals to maintain a steady rhythm, and when that system breaks down it can lead to grave consequences. Pacemakers and medications can be enlisted to correct these kinds of irregular heartbeats, but scientists are now reporting a new way forward that involves neither, instead using fine carbon threads as electrical bridges to keep the signals circulating.

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Category: Medical