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Brown Scientists Take the Petri Dish to New Dimensions
September 19, 2007
Brown University biomedical engineers have created a new method for growing cells in three dimensions rather than the traditional two. This 3-D petri dish allows cells to self-assemble, creating cell clusters that can be transplanted in the body or used to test drugs in the lab. This simple new technique is part of a growing body of research that shows that 3-D culture techniques can create cells that behave more like cells in the body.
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