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Scientists Transformed Spinach Leaves Into Human Heart Tissue
 

Scientists Transformed Spinach Leaves Into Human Heart Tissue

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Researchers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute have found a way to use spinach to build working human heart muscle, potentially solving a long-standing problem in efforts to repair damaged organs. Spinach, according to the study, was
 
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27 Mar 2017 - General
 
I find this interesting because, as far as I know, plants and animals became vascular long after they had split into separate lineages. Perhaps they both harbored the genes for proto-vascularization, which must have been present in their common ancestor. If they've succeeded in building a functioning Epithelial Cell layer this is astounding. This layer, just one cell thick communicates with the formed elements of the blood, white blood cell, red blood cell, platelets,etc. and is capable of r...
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