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Growing tiny brains for research: Should we ‘frantically panic’ that something might go awry?

As mini-brains become more advanced, some researchers are worried they'll develop consciousness ...
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Why making healthy babies in space should be quite the adventure

Biologists sent brain organoids to the International Space Station to see how microgravity will affect developing babies ...
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Animals enhanced with human brain cells—and robust levels of consciousness—create new ethical dilemmas

Neuroscientist Isaac Chen from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, along with his colleagues, has written ...
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Transplant shortage? Don’t generate human organs in animals, use stem cell technology to develop organoids

Xenotransplantation experiments, generating human organs in animals for transplantation, are being conducted in sheep, pigs, and, recently, in nonhuman primates ...
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Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ with neural activity of pre-term infants could boost brain, disease research

Scientists have been trying to grow human organs—including kidneys, livers, skin and guts—from scratch well over a decade. These “organoids” are not ...
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Cloned mini-brains could boost research into autism, other disorders

An army of free-floating minibrain clones are heading your way!  No, that’s not the premise of a classic sci-fi brain-in-jars ...
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‘Perfect’ replicas of human blood vessels grown in lab

An international team of scientists claim to have pulled off a first: Three-dimensional replicas of human blood vessels that are ...
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Artificial placentas could transform research into miscarriages, still births and other pregnancy disorders

Scientists have grown “mini placentas” in a breakthrough that could transform research into the underlying causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and ...
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Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ are similar to those of premature babies and why that’s a concern

‘Mini brains’ grown in a dish have spontaneously produced human-like brain waves for the first time — and the electrical ...
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Not-so-mad scientists and why they’re making human body parts

Halloween brings a cornucopia of candy body parts, so it’s a good time to review recent advances in organoid technology ...
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We need transplantable organs. How far should we go to get them?

Human organs are vital to saving human lives, but how far should we go to create them? ...
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Boosting brain research by growing ‘mini-brains’ to model human disease

'Mini-brains' grown in petri dishes could offer new possibilities for studying disease ...