A Leaf Of Spinach A Day Keeps The Doctor Away?

A research team at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Arkansas State University-Jonesboro have began using spinach leaves to grow healthy heart tissue. They published their findings in a paper titled “Crossing kingdoms: Using decellularized plants as perfusable tissue engineering scaffolds” (sounds like some a real page-turner, right?) The team found that plants such as spinach have a fluid transport network similar to that of humans, so they began demonstrating that it’s possible to transport fluid and small particles on a leaf. The goal is to ultimately use this discovery in the tissue engineering field and to develop a platform to test new drugs that can save lives. Maybe Popeye was right after all...


Most states with legalized marijuana also allow residents to grow their own cannabis plants. And while you may think this will be a simple task, it can actually be quite hard as there are several differences between growing marijuana and other plants. Here are five ways growing cannabis is different than other plants: 1.

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