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Indian Scientists Working On Artificial Heart Modeled On Cockroach Heart Design

In Entrepreneurs, Health, India, Science on May 13, 2009 at 8:45 am

Behold the power of random keyword searches in Google! You discover that cockroaches may not survive a nuclear war, but their hearts are designed better than ours. At least that’s the theory on which Indian scientists at IIT, Kharagpur are basing their research for an artificial heart based on a cockroach’s.

Worth a moment of  respect the next time this critter meets the sole of your shoe. Plus its been here since 300 million B.C. and can live without its head for over a month!

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