Image of the Day: Plant Platforms

Stripping away everything except the cell walls from certain plants, scientists can create scaffolds for human cell cultures.

Mar 20, 2017
The Scientist Staff

Human fibroblast cells growing on decellularized parsleyUNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MADISON, GIANLUCA FONTANA

(See G. Fontana et al., “Biofunctionalized plants as diverse biomaterials for human cell culture,” Advanced Healthcare Materials, doi:10.1002/adhm.201601225, 2017.)