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 Paper ideal for growing tumours in the lab

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Date posted: 28/10/2009

Modern offices may scorn the stuff, but paper has found a new use in the laboratory - as the basis for 3D models of tumours and damaged hearts.

Chemist George Whitesides and his colleagues at Harvard University reckon that the balls of cells they have grown at the centre of stacked paper could help us better understand how tumours and damaged hearts respond to drugs, and even to select therapies most suited to individuals.

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