Replica of human brain grown by US scientists [ Current Affairs ]

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About grow of replica of human brain: Replica of a human brain has been grown by scientists from United States in a laboratory. This research was done by team of researchers from Ohio State University which is led by Professor Rene Anand.

About replica of brain:

  • Brain which is called as ‘Organoid’, it was created from reprogrammed skin cells near about the size of a pencil eraser.
  • To build the replica of human brain, the research team had transformed adult skin cells by modifying their genes into induced pluripotent stem cells.
  • Induced pluripotent stem cells are a type of pluripotent stem cell which can be generated directly from adult cells.
  • This had resulted in artificial creation of stem cells which were then wheedled into developing different cell types.
  • It also used for signaling circuitry of the brain including neurons and their signal - carrying projections, axons and dendrites along with blood circulation.
  • This artificially grown brain holds support and protected cells.
  • It can be used as important tool to test new drugs and research into brain disorders like Alzheimer’s

- Published on: August 25, 2015