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Brain Organoids Show How Viruses Can Impair Development

News   Apr 12, 2021 | Original story from the IMBA

 
Brain Organoids Show How Viruses Can Impair Development

Human Brain Organoids (HBO) stained for the human neural progenitor cell (hNPC) marker Sox1 (magenta) showing infection by Zika virus (left, green) and by Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1, right, in green). These models were used to uncover the mechanisms used by these two viruses to cause microcephaly during pregnancy. Credit: Krenn/CellStemCell/IMBA.

 
 
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