Understanding the Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia Risk through Lab-Grown ‘Minibrains’

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Research using minibrains cultivated in the lab may shed light on why traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) such as concussions are associated with an increased risk of dementia.

A recent study, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell on Thursday (April 4), described an experiment where researchers exposed lab-grown models of the human brain, referred to as cerebral organoids, to high-intensity ultrasonic waves. These waves were meant to mimic the damage to brain cells caused by severe TBIs.

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