Medical research

Human mini-lungs grown in lab dishes are closest yet to real thing

Since the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States in early 2020, scientists have struggled to find laboratory models of SARS-CoV-2 infection, the respiratory virus that causes COVID-19. Animal models fell short; attempts ...

Oncology & Cancer

First patient-derived organoid model for cervical cancer

Researchers from the group of Hans Clevers (Hubrecht Institute) developed the first patient-derived organoid model for cervical cancer. They also modeled the healthy human cervix using organoids. In close collaboration with ...

Oncology & Cancer

Novel organoid models illuminate the path to cervical cancers

Organoids are increasingly being used in biomedical research. These are organ-like structures created in the laboratory that are only a few millimeters in size. Organoids can be used to study life processes and the effect ...

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