Bioengineers have created a brain-like tissue that is three-dimensional, and is very close to the real thing! It functions in much the same way and can be kept alive in the lab for more than two months. This is going to be an incredible advancement in the study and healing of brain trauma cases and disorders that until now were very difficult to study in real time.
The brain-like tissue was developed at the Tissue Engineering Resource Center at Tufts University in Boston.
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