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Beating Human Heart Tissue Grown from Spinach Leaves

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:48 pm
by Nutso
http://www.livescience.com/58445-spinac ... issue.html

Vegetables are good for your health, but now there's a whole new way that one veggie could help your heart: Spinach leaves can be used as a scaffold for beating human heart cells, a new study finds.

In several experiments, scientists grew beating human heart cells on spinach leaves by perfusing them with a detergent solution, which stripped them of their plant cells. This proof-of-concept study suggests that multiple spinach leaves could be used to grow layers of healthy heart muscle that could one day be used to treat heart attack patients, the researchers said.

"We have a lot more work to do, but so far this is very promising,” Glenn Gaudette, the study's senior researcher and a professor of biomedical engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts, said in a statement. "Adapting abundant plants that farmers have been cultivating for thousands of years for use in tissue engineering could solve a host of problems limiting the field."


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Re: Beating Human Heart Tissue Grown from Spinach Leaves

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:46 pm
by Mikey
Mmmmm... mid-rare NY strip with creamed human heart.

Re: Beating Human Heart Tissue Grown from Spinach Leaves

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:06 pm
by RK_Striker_JK_5
Popeye was right. Spinach is good for you.

Re: Beating Human Heart Tissue Grown from Spinach Leaves

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:10 am
by McAvoy
The 'bleaching' of the plant cells is similar to what they do a few years ago with a heart. Taking away genetic material out of the heart where it leaves a blank heart like structure where they can inject it with the new host genetic material.

Wonder what happened with that.

Seems like we are getting close to non rejectable replacement body parts.

Re: Beating Human Heart Tissue Grown from Spinach Leaves

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:17 am
by Mikey
I'll try to find the link later, but I read about successful islet cell implantation and growth stimulation in diabetic patients. Up until today, traditional pancreas transplants have not been effective out more than two or three years.