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February 11, 2020 - Medical Xpress

Replacing animal testing with synthetic cell scaffolds

Replacing animal testing with synthetic cell scaffolds
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Electrospun synthetic cell scaffolds are not only more consistent than animal cells for cancer research, they hold the potential to replace animal testing.

In the field of cancer research, the idea that scientists can disrupt cancer growth by changing the environment in which cancerous cells divide is growing in popularity. The primary way researchers have tested this theory is to conduct experiments using animals.

Smitha Rao's cell scaffolding research aims to replace animal testing in cancer research with electrospun synthetics.

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