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Blood Cells Become Beating Heart Cells:
With one look through the microscope, these cells are immediately and unquestionably identifiable. Though silent in this microscopic form, the rhythmicand continuing up and down motion causes the mind to think it hears the iconic thump thump—thump thump—thump thump of a beating heart. What appears beneath the lens of the microscope are single heart cells, no bigger than the tip of a needle, but as they beat, they are like tiny microcosmsof the life-sustaining organ. Still, more amazing than the cells themselves is the story of their origin. Days earlier they were human blood cells.
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