The food world and the science world has crossed paths once again and this time, the scientists have manages to turn spinach leaves into heart tissue.
It was the researchers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute that created the artificial heart tissues from spinach leaves. The created tissues had functioning vasculature and the process was a simple one as well.
“When I looked at the spinach leaf, its stem reminded me of an aorta. So I thought, let’s perfuse right through the stem. We weren’t sure it would work, but it turned out to be pretty easy and replicable. Its working in many other plants,”Joshua Gershlak, a researcher at WPI in Massachusetts and the first author on the study