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Stem Cell ‘Mini-Brain’ Very Similar to Real Brain, Study Finds

December 26, 2016

(Medical Daily) – Having a good model of the human brain enables scientists to investigate neurological disorders, find out more about brain development and function, and, perhaps in the future, even test experimental drugs before they enter the clinical trial stage. Currently, scientists typically use 2-D brain models. Latest developments in brain modeling, however, include creating functional 3-D brain-like tissue and entire “mini-brains” from human stem cells. New research investigates such a 3-D mini-brain model and examines its advantages over a 2-D brain model.

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