Fight for Every Heartbeat

“Fight for Every Heartbeat”. This slogan from the British Heart Foundation appropriately illustrates the constant battle between Man and his arduous search to sustain life through natural and artificial means, by relying on heart transplants, or oddly-shaped gadgets (like pacemakers) that are sewn permanently onto his fragile body. The need for heart transplants is constant….

Heart and Gut

Written by A/Prof Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore The heart is a vital organ in our body, serving as a mechanical pump to circulate blood to all body parts.  It is also like an exchange depot for oxygenated and deoxygenated blood circulation to and from the lungs, without mixing the flows.  The…