3D brain-like tissue Resembling Rat’s Brain developed by Scientists

August 12, 2014 1:17 PM

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3D brain-like tissue Resembling Rat’s Brain developed by Scientists

A 3D tissue that supports functions like a rat's brain has been developed by US bioengineers for the first time. This model has managed to function and survive over two months now. It was developed at the Tissue Engineering Resource Center at Tufts University, which is funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) to establish innovative biomaterials and tissue engineering models.

The tissue was constructed using a spongy scaffold comprised of silk proteins. To achieve grey-white matter compartmentalization, the researchers cut the spongy scaffold into a donut shape and populated it with rat neurons. A gel made of collagen was used to help in the growth of neurons within the ...

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