Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts have discovered a new way to one day put to work and hopefully help people with heart attacks.
The way they did that? By creating heart tissue with a spinach leaf.
They first stripped the leaf with detergent which over time made the leaf translucent. That in itself is captivating to watch, but after that tthey are about to get it to transform again.
They planted, or “seeded,” the spinach veins with human heart tissue—and muscle cells began to beat within the leaves and veins.
The video below shows how the red dye is actually being pumped through the veins of the once-spinach leaf, but also how big of a transformation this leaf has undergone.
It’s now unrecognizable as spinach, but instead looks exactly like what we’d imagine heart tissue would look like, right?
Although right now, this lunch conversation between doctors has just finally come to life, they all hope that this can help heart attack patients one day.
After research like this is perfected, who knows what can come of it. Every mad scientist starts somewhere, right? Who knew these would start with spinach!
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