Turning spinach into tissue that can repair human hearts
Today’s Video of the Day comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and features a look at how scientists at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute are working to bioengineer a spinach leaf into a patch that could one day repair a damaged heart.
“We were having lunch one day [and] there was a piece of spinach there. And we noticed that veiny, vascular pattern of the spinach and it reminded us of that vascular system you’d see in a heart,” said Joshua Gershlak, Ph.D. student.
Video Credit: National Science Foundation (NSF)