Scientists Create 3D-Printed Brain-Like Tissue from Stem Cells
July 27, 2017
(Australian Broadcast Co) – Scientists in Australia have used a 3D printer to create nerve cells found in the brain using a special bio-ink made from stem cells. The research takes us a step closer to making replacement brain tissue derived from a patient’s own skin or blood cells to help treat conditions such as brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and schizophrenia. The bio-ink is made of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), which have the same power as embryonic stem cells to turn into any cell in the body, and possibly form replacement body tissues and even whole organs.