Researchers develop the world’s first living brain aneurysm outside the body

Aneurysm refers to the weakening of the blood vessels, which is detrimental when it happens on the brain or heart. It causes a bulge or ballooning of the blood vessels, which looks like a berry from the stem. The treatment is tough and involves invasive procedures leading to a severe threat to an individual.

The replica of a human brain aneurysm

To cease the fear of doctors as well as patients, researchers from the US duplicated a living brain aneurysm outside the body to learn it efficiently. They have done by scaffolding it on a gelatin-fibrin hydrogel structure. The 3D printed aneurysm could pave the way for the generation of novel therapeutic management by surgeons.

After preparing a replica using human brain cells, they inserted a catheter into the small vessels and performed varieties of coils over there. These coils would stop the flow of blood, thereby forming a blood clot. They experimented by pumping cow blood plasma through the structure and found that the area was healing.

Still, there are long ways to go, and this study might definitely assist surgeons in the future.

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Source: Futurism

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