What Is Bioengineering? Sometimes It Means Creating A Functional 3D Brain Tissue Model For Studying Disease

August 11, 2014 10:00 PM

11 0

What Is Bioengineering? Sometimes It Means Creating A Functional 3D Brain Tissue Model For Studying Disease

Bioengineers are those scientists who use engineering principles to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine. They are the problem solvers of science, standing squarely at the intersection where biology, chemistry, physiology, and medicine meet. Among the most recent feats in their extraordinary field, a team of bioengineers at Tufts University have managed to create a 3D brain-like tissue.

Not only does the new tissue function just like real brain tissue found in rats, but more importantly, it can be kept alive in a lab for more than two months. Scientists say this new tissue may soon serve as a highly-accurate model for studying normal brain function as well as brain injury and disea...

Read more

To category page

Loading...