Scientists are turning spinach leaves into heart tissue

By Staff, September 30, 2017

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Spinach might be good for your heart, but scientists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are actually trying to turn spinach into heart tissue. Using a process that strips the cells from plants, researchers turned the leafy green into a clear cellulose structure that happens to have a similar structure to human blood vessels. Researchers believe that once they attach the plant structure to a blood source, the body might be able to use that to create new tissue around it, repairing damage from injury or disease.

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38 Comments

  1. Epic Screen name says:

    So I can go ahead and live a toxic lifestyle and there will be a new heart for me when I blow mine up? Fantastic

  2. Tom Ferreira says:

    APRIL MOTHAFUCKIN FOOLS

  3. Blal lak says:

    oh look a heart for vegans

  4. [LIPINOID] says:

    Vegans gonna eat plastic now.

  5. T Abel says:

    Damnmm, science.

  6. Jes NY Upfront says:

    Imagine a cardio workout ๐Ÿ˜†Kaboom๐Ÿ˜ฒ

  7. Mohd. Aasif. says:

    curious young science student here.
    isn’t the leaf made of plant cells but our heart tissues made of animal cells .
    how will that work?

  8. Levi Sanchez says:

    Isnt it funny how everything is connected together?

  9. clash royaler says:

    I guess you could call that a healthy heart!@!@

    I’ll leave

  10. Lucas says:

    Looks delicious for vegans

  11. Bird Lover says:

    Lol i showed this to my dad and i said “is this a heart tissue?” my dad said “yes” and i prove him wrong

  12. Joshua Clarke says:

    But how long can one of these last. Not as long as an original heart

  13. Olivia Wood says:

    1995: We’ll have flying cars in the future!2017: Jokes on you! This is actually a great invention ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Obscurix says:

    Because i want a heart easier to tear than fucking paper

  15. Michael Too says:

    I shouldn’t be eating right now….

  16. Kesha Wilson says:

    I knew plants had souls. ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜

  17. ArchangelExile says:

    Ill never look at spinach the same way again.

  18. Kawaii Lilic Desu says:

    This was posted 1 day before April fools

  19. Frozie says:

    464 likes only?

  20. Jason Stole Ur Timbs says:

    Leafy