Scottish Scientists 3D Print Brain Tumors to Test Treatments

Scientists at Heriot-Watt University’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering are 3D printing brain tumors.  Not just any brain tumors.  They’re using cells from actual patient tumors to recreate the cancer in a laboratory environment.  They’re even able to reproduce the aggressive glioblastoma, which is the most common brain tumor found in adults.  As if that weren’t enough, the 3D printed cells closely mimic the rapid rate of growth found in the real thing.  This new platform provides scientists with a highly effective tool for testing.

More detail HERE.

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An image of the cancer cells from Heriot-Watt University.
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