Scientists Design Chips to Act Like Human Organs

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Testing new medicines in the United States is expensive and takes a lot of time. Now, some scientists are making small computer chips that work like human organs. These chips are part of a program called the Tissue Chip for Drug Screening Program. It's run by the US National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

These tiny chips have living cells and act like real human organs. For example, there's a chip that acts like a human lung, and others simulate the human digestive system. Scientists can test drugs on these chips using small tubes.

The goal is to make drug development faster and cheaper. The chips give more detailed information than tests with animals or cells. Scientists hope these chips will help find the safest and best drugs before testing them on humans.


1- What is the name of the program led by the US National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) for testing drugs?

2- What do the tiny chips have which acts like real human organs?

3- What is the goal of using these chips in drug development?


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Parts of this lesson are based on: An article Voice of America.