Medical research

Scientists make big progress in building mini-kidneys

A team of scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has created what could be a key building block for assembling a synthetic kidney. In a new study in Nature Communications, Zhongwei Li and his colleagues describe ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

What happens in brain cells affected by Alzheimer's disease?

Affecting over 50 million people, Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and primarily occurs in people over the age of 65. The pathology of the disease in the brain is mainly characterized by two factors: ...

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 ...

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