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Scientists have created the most realistic fake brain tissue ever

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It is like a 6-layer jelly donut built of silk fibers and collagen gel.

The system they developed is like LEGOS!

By creating a model with six concentric rings, each populated with different types of neurons, the researchers were able to mimic the six layers of a human brain cortex. “It’s a form-fitting, Lego-like system, so we don’t have to worry about using glues, and how they might complicate the interfaces between these different compartments,” Kaplan said.

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