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Precisely Engineering 3-D Brain Tissues

November 29, 2012

News thumbnail Borrowing from microfabrication techniques used in the semiconductor industry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University Medical School engineers have developed a simple and inexpensive way to create 3-D brain tissues in a lab dish. Full Story

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