Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


August 11, 2014

It's Alive(ish)! Brain Cells Grow and Respond in Artificial Tissue

NBC News reports on a new kind of brain-like tissue created by NIBIB-funded bioengineers at Tufts University that can sustain lab-grown neurons for weeks on end, so well that the neurons respond to hard knocks the way an actual brain would. Read the full story at

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Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine