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May 26, 2006

"Human on a Chip" Technology

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You've heard of "lab-on-a-chip" but what about "human-on-a-chip" technology. Cornell University scientists have created a microchip containing cells of human organ tissues they believe can substitute for using animals to test drugs. The "human-on-a-chip" mimics the body's physiology and is expected to identify drug dangers early in development, but it is not expected to replace all animal tests or extensive clinical trials, reports the Guardian. What's next "brain-on-a-chip"?

Comments (4) + TrackBacks (0) | Category: Protein/Gene Chips


1. Kensai on June 27, 2006 9:39 AM writes...

Brain-on-a-chip technologies will definitely help save many unnecessary animal lab sacrifices.


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2. Jon on October 9, 2006 8:40 PM writes...

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3. mihir sharma on October 19, 2006 1:27 PM writes...

Please send me complete information regarding
"Human on a chip"
Thank you

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4. Alexis Lowery on November 23, 2006 12:08 AM writes...

Singer George Michael lends the piano on which John Lennon wrote Imagine to an anti-war exhibition...

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