Digital Trends: Spinach leaves are the secret ingredient for growing heart tissue in a lab

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This Digital Trends article features a research collaboration involving Bill Murphy, Harvey D. Spangler Professor of biomedical engineering.

Chances are that when you think about cutting-edge bioengineering techniques for growing heart tissue, the word “spinach” isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. Maybe it should be, though, since that’s exactly what a multidisciplinary research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Arkansas State University-Jonesboro has been using as a platform for growing healthy heart tissue. More…