Class Update 2

It was interesting that the way to study a brain in the current medical field consists of inserting a node into the brain and reading the electrical output. Although new technology using silk worm silk allows for a skinnier wire to be inserted, causing less trauma to brain tissue, it is still a very limited way to study the brain.

It was also interesting to hear about the current status of growing organoids from stem cells. Having the ability to grow an organoid which functions in the same way that the human brain does would allow for the studying of degenerative diseases such as glioblastoma and other nutritional effects on the brain – a large step up from simply testing the effects of different physical traumas to the actual tissue of the brain.