Worcester polytechnic institute spinach heart – CWEB.com

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Worcester polytechnic institute spinach heart – CWEB.com

A statement byGlenn Gaudette, PhD, WPI professor of biomedical engineering.

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“We have a lot more work to do, but so far this is very promising. 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.” We’re using these leaves as a scaffold to grow the heart muscle on top of, and what’s nice with the leaves is it has that vascular supply in there, which is something we just can’t engineer.

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