Spinach trans-plant tissue

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Popeye's legendary leafy greens have a new use: a platform for growing human heart tissue.

A team of researchers, led by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the US, has harnessed the vascular system of the plant to serve as a substitute for human blood vessels.

They are hoping this could provide a natural solution to supporting larger organ grafts with a blood supply, something not even 3D printing

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