Thereâs a new tool for researchers in pursuit of a cure for Alzheimerâs disease: lab-grown brains.
For the first time, neuroscientists from Massachusetts General Hospital have grown functioning human brain cells that develop Alzheimerâs disease in a petri dish. The breakthrough offers researchers a new method to test cures and decipher the origins of the disease.
Dishing up Alzheimerâs
To be clear, a fully functioning brain is not whatâs grown in the lab. Rather, what results is a culture