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Exit polls in German regional elections show significant success for the right-wing AfD party, which received enough votes to get into three state legislatures. Merkel’s conservative CDU party suffered losses in two out of three state elections.
AfD (Alternative for Germany) party secured 24.2 percent in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt, making it the second largest party after the ruling CDU (Christian Democratic Union of Germany), which won 30 percent.
Scientists at the University of Toronto have successfully implanted a pulsating ‘heart-on-a-chip’ into a rat using human tissue generated outside the body.
Composed of heart tissue, the microchip-like device is made on tiny scaffolding structures that hold human cells. The researchers hope that the chip can one day aid, or even replace, organs and reduce the risk of post-transplant complications.