Natural ‘Backup Battery’ The Human Heart May Have One

The Human Heart May Have a Natural ‘Backup Battery’

In an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Lt. Worf is badly injured, but recovers when it is discovered that his body holds a lot of redundant parts and organs — for example, 23 ribs — that allow him to regenerate.
Science fiction?Not entirely.A team of researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center discovered that the human heart contains its own fail-safe backup “battery” system to regulate the heartbeat.

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