Apr 22, 2018

Scientists Implanted Tiny Human Brains Into Mice

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The mice helped the tiny organoids get nutrients, oxygen, and even start developing human neurons.

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Scientists at the Salk Institute implanted lentil-sized human brain organoids into the heads of mice, then closed it with a transparent window. The mice looked and behaved like ordinary mice, while supplying blood and nutrients to keep human brains developing for months.

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