Auckland Bioengineering Institute receives grant for “virtual humans”

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The Auckland Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland has received a $15mil grant to develop build towards a complete digital model of the human body, in particular the various organs that keep us alive. Virtual or digital models of these organs have been developed over time, but the complex interactions between the organs also needs to be well understood, not just from a biology perspective but also chemical and physical as well. By building more detailed and accurate models, researchers may be able to better rely on virtual models rather than having to run experiments on live organs, greatly increasing the speed at which the research can be conducted in the initial phases.

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