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Scientists create 3D-bioprinted brain model to study interaction with immune cells

Written by David

February 11, 2019

Around a glioblastoma, a very aggressive brain tumor, cells of the human immune system start helping the tumor instead of attacking it. To do research on what happens in the interaction of these cells, scientists of the University of Twente now created a 3D-bioprinted mini model of the brain. Compared to existing lab models, the results using this 3D model match patient data much better. It will thus be a valuable way of testing new drugs, and it will reduce the number of animal trials. The research is published in ‘Advanced Materials’. Immunotherapy, stimulating our own immune system in the treatment of cancer or other diseases, gets a lot of attention these days, and led to a Nobel Prize in 2018. At the same time, some immune cells show contrary action, they develop as accomplices of tumor cells. That is the case with the cells around a glioblastoma: so […]

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