The use of animals as a research object has indeed been done long ago. However, researchers are now setting up a chip-based highly sophisticated computer algorithms to replace animals as research objects.
Before a drug or various medical supplies for human use, a long series of research and testing processes, certainly has been done to ensure that the drugs used truly safe for humans. To these purposes, many animals are used in the lab to follow a series of tests of the researchers.
|We’re getting closer than ever to replacing animal testing with computer chips. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dbq9V)|
Seeing this, the US government encourages its researchers to replace animals with a device resembling a human body, in order to be used as experimental material. It creates the idea to make this chip.
As quoted of ScienceAlert, lead researcher Linda Griffith of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), said her team has received millions of funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Institutes of Health to develop these chips.
These chips were mostly made from synthetic materials such as polymers, currently still in a period of further research, in order to ensure that the chip is actually similar to the tissues in the human body.
"These chips are designed to mimic the function of specific organ systems representing a broad spectrum of human tissues, including the circulatory, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, nervous, reproductive, respiratory and urinary system," said one of the researchers of this chip.. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SCIENCE ALERT]
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