Mini human brain grown in a lab

Researchers who have created a "mini-brain" with stem cells, could provide new insights into human brain development.

How did they do it?

Taking stem cells which they grew into brain tissue, scientists found that the cells formed ‘cerebral organoids’ around 4mm across, which displayed remarkable similarities with the structure of our brains, such as:

• cerebral cortex – brain’s outer layer, also called grey matter
• choroid plexus – which produces cerebrospinal fluid
• retina – light-sensitive area at the back of our eyes
• meninges – membranes around the brain

Head Injury UK: Brain injury claim experts

This exciting science is the first time that researchers have been able to grow complex brain-like structures and may help study neurological disorders.  Our brain injury solicitors hope that such advances may benefit brain injury victims in the future.  If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury and wish to discuss a possible claim, contact Andy Shaw to see how we can help you.


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