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Mending a Broken Heart
Skilled surgeons and an ingenious tool work together to repair young hearts.


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Robot Heart Surgeon
Tiny robotic instruments replace doctors' hands and make surgery less invasive.


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The Heart Factory
In the quest for the most reliable artificial heart, one device offers hope.


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How's Your Heart?
Thanks to a Massachusetts town, science now knows how to keep hearts healthy.


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Eat Less - Live Longer
Can a very low calorie diet extend life, and if so how? Animal studies seem to say yes, and one scientist is trying it out on himself.


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Image-Guided Surgery
Dramatic increases in computing power allow doctors to see inside the head of a brain tumor patient, helping them to remove the growth with new precision.


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Bypass Genes
Gene therapy promotes new vessel growth, and allows a woman with blocked arteries in her leg to walk again.


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