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Oct 27, 2021

Scientists Grow “Mini Brains” in the Lab — Find Potential Treatment Path for Fatal Neurological Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

𝙎𝙘𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙨 𝙂𝙧𝙤𝙬 “𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙞 𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙨” 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙇𝙖𝙗-𝙁𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙋𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙏𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙝 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙁𝙖𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙉𝙚𝙪𝙧𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚

Cambridge researchers have developed ‘mini brains’ that allow them to study a fatal and untreatable neurological disorder causing paralysis and dementia – and for the first time have been able to grow these for almost a year.

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