Study: Plants as 3D scaffolds for stem cells in biomedical implants

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Study: Plants as 3D scaffolds for stem cells in biomedical implantsResearchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are aiming to create novel biomedical implants using 3D scaffolds made from the decellularized husks of parsley, vanilla and orchids. The team described their work in an article published in Advanced Healthcare Materials.

“Nature provides us with a tremendous reservoir of structures in plants,” lead author Gianluca Fontana said in prepared remarks. “You can pick the structure you want.”

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