Scientists have grown their own 3D brain tissue (that actually works)

August 12, 2014 2:24 PM

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Scientists have created lab-grown 3D tissue that resembles a human brain and can replicate some of its functions. Not only that, but they’ve kept it alive for over two months. (Which should probably strike me as a bit creepy, but I’ll be honest – after lunch some days, I could do with a few extra brain cells, fake or not.)

Bioengineers from Tufts University in Boston wanted to develop a way to more accurately study what happens in the brain following an illness, traumatic injury, or drug reaction.

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