What is it that you have heard latest in science? well whatever it was well this one is gonna rock
your world. Scientists have been successful in growing a miniature brain in lab! The structure
although was pea sized but still its brain and made from brain tissue, ain't that something?
Studies show that the developed brain is unfortunately incapable of thinking but its size is similar
to the brain of a nine week old foetus. The world of neuroscientists and intellectuals have
announced that this is a real astounding discovery that hold the capacity to actually change the
world as we know it.
Now the last sentence must have taken you to the sci-fi world but its not always fiction. This
discovery has a main goal to reach, cure neurological disorders and brain diseases by regrowth of
brain cells. This great finding was done at the Institute of Molecular biotechnology of the Austrain
Academy of Sciences. For the developement of the tissues they used something called Brain-Bath, made of embryonics cells of adult cells . They claim that the miniature brain cells have the capacity to
develop into neuroectoderm. There was an inbuilt nutrient bath for the cells and they were given
support using some tiny droplets of gel.
It was great for them to find out later that the developed tissues were actually dividing into
various regions of the brain. Now the scientists are aiming higher, something like a fully developed
brain with the power of memory. Although the current sample was only 4 mm big but it still survived
an year without growing or shrinking. The fully developed structure might be different but currently
this version has no internal blood and nutrients supply, thus making it only good for studies and
What is mind boggling everyone is, To what end will the scientists exploit this reasearch. There
could be many types of outcomes from the further research and surely we do not want to end up making a completely autonomous artificial intelligence...lol. In the current times the research has the
ability to scope out the view of those who are actually working in this field, as a real brain is
better than a lab rat. But still its the first time anyone has come this close to making a real
Experts all over the world are discussing whether this raises any ethical issues or not, and
everyone is saying the same words. Currently the research has only one application, to find out what
happens to brains during brain disorders. And as we always say that Humans are very curious life
forms, so whatever comes out of it, we will not stop digging until the Judgement day comes.
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