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    Andrew Thurston is originally from England, but has grown to appreciate the serial comma and the Red Sox, while keeping his accent (mostly) and love of West Ham United. He joined BU in 2007, and is the editor of the University’s research news site, The Brink; he was formerly director of alumni publications. Before joining BU, he edited consumer and business magazines, including for corporations, nonprofits, and the UK government. His work has won awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the In-House Agency Forum, Folio:, and the British Association of Communicators in Business. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in English and related literature from the University of York. Profile

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There are 6 comments on New Miniature Heart Could Help Speed Heart Disease Cures

  1. This is absolutely unbelievably amazing !! This open up the way to fix just about anything that is broken in the human body. These scientists should be encouraged and funded to keep doing this kind of, for lack of a better word, miracle stuff!

  2. Dear Andrew,
    A very informative article only the 36 sec death rate “jumped out” for me.
    If we round it down to 2 per minuteX 1440(what else) X 365 = 1,051,200 which is almost double the CDC’s numbers.
    Is my math wrong?
    Sincerely and all the best.
    Joachim Russ

    1. Hi Joachim, Thanks for reading and for your comment. That statistic came directly from the CDC’s Heart Disease Facts page (https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm), which includes this source if you’re interested in digging in further: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Underlying Cause of Death (https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html), 1999–2018. CDC WONDER Online Database. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2018. Accessed March 12, 2020. Thanks again, Andrew Thurston, Editor, The Brink

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