A “Mini Heart” Made by Using A Spinach Leaf

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Scientists Created A “Mini Heart” Using A Spinach Leaf-Spinach is better for you that you think.

The leafy vegetable’s tiny network of veins is being used to “make” a human heart. Keep up! This is a big deal for the human race.

Teams of scientists have conducted a series of experiments that strip spinach leaves of plant cells and line the veins of the leaves with the same cells that line human blood vessels. They then send fluids and tiny microbeads the same size of human blood cells through the revamped veins.

They grew heart muscle tissue around the “former” spinach and made a tiny heart.

Researchers say this opens the way to using spinach leaves to treat heart attack patients by growing layers of healthy heart muscle. They are also looking at other plants to help fix other parts of the body.

The study is the work of research teams from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.Source: National Geographic

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