Growing A New Brain

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Researchers have reported success in growing brain structures and forming connections between them in vitro, for the first time. The research, published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, utilised hPSCs (human pluripotent stem cells) to connect different neurons from the neocortex and midbrain.

Isolated neurons don't provide detailed information in disease modelling, but this new found ability to interconnect neurons and measure their activity could allow deeper study and insight into how human neural systems function - aiding neurodegenerative research.  

 

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