Student scientists William and Nimet record test data after doing stem cell research.             Jayla and Amber examine the heart to locate the arteries that supply blood to the body.   The heart pumps about 5 quarts of blood each minute throughout the body.  The Body’s Vital Organ Cardiovascular disease is one of the world’s most common and deadly illnesses.  According to the World Health Organization, nearly 16.7 million deaths a year occur worldwide due to cardiovascular disease and 80% of these deaths occur in low and middle income countries.  To curb this negative trend, researchers and physicians are working together to come up with ways to use regenerative medicine to treat patients with the most acute cases of cardiovascular disease. In this episode of Young Xplorers, the biotechnology team demonstrates how stem cell science can be used to regenerate animal tissue.  They also show Keith Young Sr., the founder of Ecotek Lab, how exercise and proper diet can combat heart disease.  Click on video icon to play video  Healthy Heart © 2011 Young Xplorers, All rights reserved. Website Design by: Webpro Computer Services Biotechnology Research Team   Student scientists William Marshall, Nimet Williams, Janay Johnson, Jayla Hubbard, Christian Sledge, Amber Young and Annie Moore study the heart and the human cardiovascular system.      Cardiovascular System