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Submission + - A High-Res 3D Video of the Embryonic Heartbeat (

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers at the University of Houston, TX, adapted an imaging technique called optical coherence tomography to capture at 3D video of the mammalian heart as it forms. They used the method to image a mouse embryo just 8.5 days past conception and about a day after it starts to form. In the remarkable video a normal heartbeat is visible. Normally optical coherence tomography is used for clinical imaging of the retina. Having such a high-resolution, non-invasive way to image the developing heart could perhaps help doctors treat congenital heart disorders in human babies.
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A High-Res 3D Video of the Embryonic Heartbeat

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