• MIT gadget puts multiple artificial organs into a paperback-sized connected system

    6 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    If you want to see how a proposed drug affects human physiology, your options are limited - and usually you end up using mice, which are in many ways poor analogues. What's a pharmacologist to do? MIT researchers have a solution: a “body on a chip” that simulates up to 10 interconnected human organs at once using millions of living cells.
    Anyone can understand the problem, which is simply that mice aren't humans, and tests on them are necessarily limited. There exist quite a few “organ on a chip” platforms (more properly “microphysiological systems), and while they're useful, organs don't...
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