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Another Soft Robotics Breakthrough: Artificial muscles that do the twist

“It could inspire a whole new class of cardiac therapies, such as improved ventricular assist devices that mimic natural heart motion.”
In the heart, as in the movies, 3D action beats the 2D experience hands down.

In 3D, healthy hearts do their own version of the twist. Rather than a simple pumping action, they circulate blood as if they were wringing a towel. The bottom of the heart twists as it contracts in a counterclockwise direction while the top twists clockwise. Scientists call

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