SCIENCE: A Mini Brain Was Grown In A Lab

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As creepy as man made body parts are, the could help others.

Scientists at UC Davis say they have grown miniature human brains in a lab for the first time. The millimeter-long brain tissue, grown from stem cells, grew its own blood vessels after being implanted into a mouse.

Mind you, these “brain balls” don’t resemble adult brains, but they are a huge stepping stone. Researchers were stunned when one started to bleed.

In the future, researchers hope to use artificial brain tissue to help stroke victims recover. Who knows? Maybe even dementia patients could be helped by the science. The research was published last month in the journal "NeuroReport."Source: Wired

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