According to the work collected by these specialized media, a team from the Institute of Life and Health at the University of Kyoto (Japan) has done considerable research on how cells will behave to model tissues, to stretch and expand, what it will do facilitate the path to the mechanical creation of complete organs.
In particular, the researchers focused on generating an eye and shaping the spherical mold.
"Although our study shows the possibility of controlling the forms of organs made in vitro – using appropriate mechanical incentives and based on predictions – current techniques are still limited," said Mototsugu Eiraku chief researcher in reports collected from Progress in science.
Another author, Saturo Okuda, explained that so far the bases that lead each cell to modulate in order to create the silhouette of the organ were "unreliable".
Experts have developed a computer simulation system that calculates the formation of tissue structures in three dimensions, on the basis of which they built a virtual eye through which they could predict the process of cellular formation of the sphere.
Based on this, and applying it in mice cells, the researchers mechanically tightened the specific cell points that received the expected effect in changes in the shape of the tissue based on the predictions.