3D printing has been gaining more and more space over time, reaching extraordinary feats. And the most recent of them was the generation of living and functional brain cells, provided by a study by Concordia University (Canada). It was using a new laser technique that the group was able to print the cells, in this case, mice.
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Most of these neurons survived for more than two days after being imprinted, which makes them feasible tools for pre-clinical research. The scientists behind the work explained in a press release that the study’s idea is not to replace cells lost to brain damage or neurodegenerative diseases.