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Building Heart Tissue That Beats

When a heart gets damaged, such as during a major heart attack, there’s no easy fix. But scientists working on a way to repair the vital organ have now engineered tissue that closely mimics natural heart muscle that beats, not only in a lab dish but also when implanted into animals. They presented their latest results at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.

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If Valentines' Day Didn't Go Quite as Planned, Don't Worry! Nova Southeastern University Has a Relationship Check-Up Expert Who Can Help!

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Researchers Find Brain’s ‘Sweet Spot’ for Love in Neurological Patient

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A region deep inside the brain controls how quickly people make decisions about love, according to new research at the University of Chicago.

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Vanderbilt Cardiologist Says Love Is Good for the Heart

With Valentine’s Day just one day away, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Julie Damp, M.D., says being involved in a healthy, loving relationship is good for the heart.

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Happy Couples Can Get a Big Resolution to a Big Fight — Mean Talk Aside

Being critical, angry and defensive isn’t always a bad thing for couples having a big disagreement — provided they are in a satisfying relationship. In that case, they likely will have a “big resolution” regardless of how negative they were during the discussion, according to a study by a Baylor University psychologist.

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Valentine's Day! Chocolate 101

Here’s a brief look at where chocolate comes from, nutritional information, how it’s made, and the ingredients that make chocolate – whether milk, dark or white – a memorable treat.

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Dating After Divorce: Keep Kids' Feelings in Mind

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American Singles: Focusing Less on 'Outdated Traditions'

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What Boredom May Mean: Dr. David Hauser Available to Comment on How Boredom Impacts Long-Term Relationships

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Image Processing Scientists Find Love on a Turkish Salt Lake

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Two image processing scientists found love in one of the most unlikely places—a salt lake in Turkey. Larry Leigh, an imaging engineering from South Dakota, agreed to spend four weeks in Turkey as part of an international calibration team during August 2010. As a research scientist for the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency in Thailand, Morakot Kaewmanee saw the CEOS mission as a chance to learn about satellite calibration from world experts.

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