The Glue That Could Literally Fix a Broken Heart

In episode 6 of The Spark, a new adhesive could make open-heart surgery simple

Stitchless Surgery to Keep a Child's Heat Beating

“Hurricane of blood” sounds like a missing album from thrash-metal band Slayer, but it’s actually how medical researcher Maria Pereira describes the interior of the human heart. The constant movement of muscles and flow of blood makes for a high-stress environment where conventional surgical tools—such as staples and stitches—create as many complications as they do solutions.

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