Scientists develop 3D Mini Brains mimicking brain’s structure and certain functionalities

Q.  Scientists have developed 3D version of which human organ for the first time?
- Published on 17 Feb 16

a. Liver
b. Brain
c. Pancreas
d. Kidney

Scientists have developed 3 dimensional versions of the mini brains that resemble human brains in structure and functionality apart from providing knowhow regarding diseases such as autism and Alzheimer’s. These mini brains are also used for testing the efficacy of medication. John Hopkins University researchers created the brains using what are known as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).The mini-brains are very small -at 350 micrometres in diameter (size of the eye of a housefly). They are visible to the human eye however.

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