RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian scientist Alysson Muotri's team, from the University of California in San Diego (UCSD), will send the "mini brains" he uses in research into space.

The small versions of the human organ will be contained in a box.

The launch to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled to take place this Sunday, July 21st, and this will be the first time that the station hosts organoids of this type.

The idea is to understand how nerve cells can react to extreme conditions -- off the earth.

"Mini brains" are the laboratory version of the most . . .

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