Human brain cells are cultured in the mouse

Stem cell technology has made a lot of progress, for example, scientists can now cultivate microscopic brain cells in the laboratory.

At the annual meeting of the Association of Neuroscientists, which opened on November 11 in Washington, DC, two groups of scientists published previously unpublished research findings related to termites. The interaction between human and cultured human brain cells - specifically the mouse.

The study's results show that brain cells can survive for a relatively long period of time - about two months - even directly linked to the circulatory system and the system. The neurotransmitter, which functions as a blood transfusion and signals the nerve back and forth between the host and the cells of the human body, is cultured. This is an unprecedented step in the field of stem cell research.

"This is a big step forward for this very new field," said Christof Koch, director of the Allen Brain Science Research Institute in Seattle.

DMT receptors within the transplanted brain cell structure.

The successful cultivation of brain cells in the lab environment is a real accomplishment, as it has many similarities to the human brain in the early stages of development. Although they are not actually considered to be "living" in the same way that we do, they still exhibit morphological development as well as the appearance of the same lobes and wrinkles. brain. They even respond to external stimuli such as hallucinogenic drugs.

In sum, this finding contributes to a revolution in the field of human brain anatomy, now rather than a moral barrier to direct experiments on the brain. As a human, scientists only need to perform on stem cells easily.

Although there is still debate about whether or not conscious brain cells are cultivated, the implementation of this transplant on the testicles causes a number of moral concerns. One of them is that these cells can grow to a higher level, making the controversy related to their level of awareness even more serious.

In experiments at the Salk Institute, human brain tissue is injected into the fetus

And similar repeat cases can happen. In January, scientists at the Salk Institute created a hybrid organism between humans and pigs, raising concerns that pigs were transplants of human brain cells completely. Self-awareness is the same as humanity.

At the same conference, the report also published a third experimental project that transplanted and linked brain cells to the blood vessel. As a consequence of violating its ethical standards, scientists have been forced to suspend the process and remain uncertain as to when to proceed.


05-01-2017 00:16:00