First Blood Brain Barrier Chip Developed Using Stem Cells (image) American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Share Print E-Mail Caption In the new Ben-Gurion University of the Negev study, the researchers genetically manipulated blood cells collected from an individual into stem cells (known as induced pluripotent stem cells), which can produce any type of cell. The cells are placed on a microfluidic organ-chip developed by Emulate (above) approximately the size of an AA battery, which contains tiny hollow channels lined with tens of thousands of living human cells and tissues. Credit Dr. Gad Vatine/BGU Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.