Brain Cells With Alzheimer's Disease Grown in a Petri Dish

There’s a new tool for researchers in pursuit of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease: lab-grown brains.

For the first time, neuroscientists from Massachusetts General Hospital have grown functioning human brain cells that develop Alzheimer’s disease in a petri dish. The breakthrough offers researchers a new method to test cures and decipher the origins of the disease.
Dishing up Alzheimer’s
To be clear, a fully functioning brain is not what’s grown in the lab. Rather, what results is a culture

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