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Advanced Cell Models – News and Features

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Neuronal Networks in a Dish Could Help Understand Schizophrenia

Researchers have used MoNNets, lab-grown renditions of brain-like cell assemblies, to study schizophrenia.
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Brain-Mimicking Computer Chip Feels Just Like Skin

Researchers have developed a flexible, stretchable computing chip that processes information by mimicking the human brain.
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How Coronaviruses Exploit Host Defense Mechanisms To Replicate Efficiently Revealed

New insights into the replication mechanisms of coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV-2, have been revealed by researchers at the University of Hong Kong.
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3D Cell Culture: Will Organoids Add a New Dimension to Disease Modeling?

This article explores the world of organoids, their benefits and limitations, and where they may play a role in the future of disease modeling.
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New Insights Into How the Intestine Replaces and Repairs Itself

New findings indicate that lymphatic capillaries act as a signaling hub that communicates with stem cells in the intestine to coordinate their behavior.
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Pancreas Organoids Grown From Patients Predict Chemotherapy Response

Patient-derived organoids could help direct pancreatic cancer treatment strategy, as they can predict how the tumor will respond to chemotherapy before surgery.
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What Does the Endocannabinoid System Have To Do With Autism Spectrum Disorder?

To learn more about the link between endocannabinoids and ASD and how innovative models are helping to study the ECS and its effects on the developing brain, Technology Networks spoke to Drs. Karen Litwa and Ken Soderstrom from East Carolina University.
Industry Insight

Bridging the Gap Between In Vitro and Animal Models of Liver Disease

We spoke to Dr. Audrey Dubourg, product manager at CN Bio to find out more about how its organ-on-chip platform could bridge the gap between the current 2D models and animal models, providing human-relevant insights into diseases such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
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Bioartificial Left Ventricle Created

Researchers have grown a small-scale model of a human left heart ventricle in the lab. The bioartificial tissue construct is made with living heart cells and beats strongly enough to pump fluid inside a bioreactor.
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Mini-Kidney Models Help To Identify Potential Drugs for Polycystic Kidney Disease

In a new study in Cell Stem Cell, scientists from the USC laboratory of Andy McMahon generated simple kidney-like structures called organoids and used them to identify potential drugs to treat adult-onset polycystic kidney disease.
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