October 19, 2002
Keeping Brain Cells Alive Longer In Vitro

Imagine scaling this up to an even longer period of time and even more cells. Eventually they'll have the ability to keep Spock's brain alive:

A way of keeping slices of living brain tissue alive for weeks has developed by a biotech company. This will allow drug developers to study the effect of chemicals on entire neural networks, not just individual cells.

"We are building stripped-down mini-brains, if you will, directly on a chip," says Miro Pastrnak, business development director of Tensor Biosciences of Irvine, California.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2002 October 19 06:00 PM  Biotech Advance Rates


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