disease model
First Genetic Screen of Pigs Using ENU
First Genetic Screen of Pigs Using ENU
Ashley Yeager | Jul 14, 2017
Using the mutagenic chemical N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea, researchers confirm the role of a gene in a piglet deformity and identify potential models for human diseases. 
Image of the Day: Imitation Intestines
Image of the Day: Imitation Intestines
The Scientist Staff | Mar 12, 2017
This 3-D model of human intestinal cells could help scientists develop new antimicrobial drugs and therapeutics.
Predicting Zika’s Potential Path
Predicting Zika’s Potential Path
Bob Grant | Mar 17, 2016
The mosquitoes that carry the virus could spread to US cities this summer, with travelers returning from Zika-infected regions contributing to the disease’s spread.
Opinion: New Models for ASDs
Opinion: New Models for ASDs
Alysson R. Muotri | May 14, 2015
The study of mini “brains” in a dish, derived from patient cells, offers a novel approach for autism spectrum disorder research.
Organoid Biobank
Organoid Biobank
Kerry Grens | May 11, 2015
From the tissue of numerous colon cancer patients, researchers build 3-D cultures of tumors.
Homo Minutus
Homo Minutus
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
A miniature platform with multiple organ-on-a-chip constructs aims to speed up drug discovery—and create better transplants for patients.
Desktop Human
Desktop Human
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
Meet the researchers behind ATHENA, the project that aims to create a system of linked model human organs that may revolutionize drug development.
Diseased Heart Chip
Diseased Heart Chip
Jef Akst | May 12, 2014
In the latest iteration of organ-on-a-chip technology, researchers develop an in vitro model of functioning human heart tissue with an inherited cardiovascular disease.