Ohio: Brain model with maturity of 5-week-old fetus grown in a lab

Published August 23, 2015 by godshope1971

Researchers at Ohio State University (OSU) have grown a nearly complete human brain equivalent in size and structure to that of a five-week old fetus. Called a “brain organoid,” it was bioengineered using adult human skin cells and is the most advanced human brain model yet created in a laboratory.

The lab-grown fetal brain model is the result of four years of research by Rene Anand, professor of biological chemistry and pharmacology at OSU, and Susan McKay, a research associate in biological chemistry and pharmacology, aimed at finding a better alternative to conventional rodent studies. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

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