organoids

Biologists have grown human retina tissue from scratch to learn how the cells that let us see in color are made. The work may lay the groundwork for therapies for eye diseases such as color blindness and macular degeneration. It also establishes lab-created organoids — artificially grown organ tissue — as a model to study human… Read more

The first lab-grown skin tissue complete with hair follicles has been cultured by researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine. The skin model, developed using stem cells from mice, more closely resembles natural hair than existing models and may prove useful for testing drugs, understanding hair growth, and reducing the practice of animal testing. Although… Read more

A new system to reduce the time it takes to grow 3D brain models has been developed by Houston Methodist neuroscientist Robert Krencik, Ph.D., and his team. The technique will give them the ability to screen drugs and study what’s behind disease-causing mutations more quickly. Krencik says cells grown in traditional lab cultures are put… Read more

3-D collections of brain tissue grown from human cells were used to study the brain’s star-shaped astrocytes by a team of scientists. The study, which confirms the lab-grown cells develop at the same rate as those found in human brains, gives insight into a critical aspect of brain development. “This work addresses a significant gap… Read more

A new method to target the mitochondria of a cancer cell has been developed by researchers affiliated with the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST). The research team expects that their study could pave way for new generation of anti-cancer drugs. In-situ assembly of amphiphilic peptides with accompanying cellular functions inside a living cell… Read more