How friggin' cool is this?
Scientists create "mini brains" to research Parkinson's disease!
Scientists in Singapore have developed small functional replicas of the human midbrain. These ‘organoids’ are miniature tissues that have essential properties of the human midbrain.
“The midbrain organoids display great potential in replacing animals' brains which are currently used in research; we can now use these midbrains in culture instead to advance our understanding and future studies for the disease, and perhaps even other related diseases."