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Meth Effects Modeled in a Brain-on-a-chip

News   Aug 21, 2018 | By Lindsay Brownell

 
Microfluidically-linked BBB and Brain-chips Opens Another Dimension for Neurological Research

One Brain Chip (top) containing neurons and astrocytes is connected via microfluidic channels to two blood-brain barrier (BBB) chips containing endothelial cells and their supporting astrocytes and pericytes. The researchers were able to trace the flow of molecules from the vasculature across the BBB and into the brain, and found that substances produced by the endothelial cells help maintain neuronal function. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University

 
 
 

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