Little Man Made of Living Cancer Cells

Scientists have grown this Gumby/gingerbread man shape out of living human cancer cells!
The structure was grown using about 100,000 beads of the connective protein collagen, seeded with cells from a human liver cancer culture and tipped into a body-shaped mould. On the surface of each bead are cells of a type that secrete proteins and collagen that bind all the cells together.

Researchers are working to produce cell cultures that resemble organs in order to test new drugs. Link -via Culture Dish

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