December 14, 2011   23 notes

This human heart, from a deceased donor, is suspended in sodium dodecyl  sulfate (a common ingredient in shampoo), which gently washes away the  heart’s cells. Then, after being bathed for a week in saline to rinse  off the detergent, all that remains is a ghostly, translucent scaffold  composed of protein.

(Source: http://protomag.com)

This human heart, from a deceased donor, is suspended in sodium dodecyl sulfate (a common ingredient in shampoo), which gently washes away the heart’s cells. Then, after being bathed for a week in saline to rinse off the detergent, all that remains is a ghostly, translucent scaffold composed of protein.

(Source: http://protomag.com)

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