Novel 3D printing method shows promise for repairing brain injuries

Updated: Oct 4 2023 5:07PM

New Delhi, Oct 4 (PTI) Scientists have developed a new 3D printing technique that they say could provide tailored repairs for those who suffer brain injuries.

The researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK demonstrated for the first time that neural cells can be 3D printed to mimic the architecture of the cerebral cortex, the outer layer of the human brain.

Brain injuries, including those caused by trauma, stroke and surgery for brain tumours, typically result in significant damage to the cerebral cortex, leading to difficulties in cognition, movement and communication.