Human Cortical Organoids Model Neuronal Networks
Human Cortical Organoids Model Neuronal Networks
After growing in culture for a few months, the mini-brains produced rhythmic neural activity that strengthened over time.
Human Cortical Organoids Model Neuronal Networks
Human Cortical Organoids Model Neuronal Networks

After growing in culture for a few months, the mini-brains produced rhythmic neural activity that strengthened over time.

After growing in culture for a few months, the mini-brains produced rhythmic neural activity that strengthened over time.

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Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
John D. Loike, Robert Pollack | Aug 23, 2019
Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.
Tumor Organoids Hold Promise for Personalizing Cancer Therapy
Tumor Organoids Hold Promise for Personalizing Cancer Therapy
Jef Akst | Jul 15, 2019
The three-dimensional cell cultures are still in the development phase, but researchers are excited about their use to predict patients’ responses to various treatment options.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Jul 15, 2019
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Wellcome Sanger Institute to Close Animal Facility
Wellcome Sanger Institute to Close Animal Facility
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 10, 2019
The move reflects scientists using more cell lines and organoids in genetic research, although some experts disagree with the decision to scale back the use of animal models.
Lab-Generated Lymph Nodes Connect to Lymphatic System in Mice
Lab-Generated Lymph Nodes Connect to Lymphatic System in Mice
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 4, 2019
Researchers hope that “lympho-organoids” could eventually treat lymphedema in humans, but the technique is currently a proof-of-concept.
Image of the Day: Neon Tissue
Image of the Day: Neon Tissue
Chia-Yi Hou | May 31, 2019
See a mouse organoid imaged using two-photon microscopy.
Image of the Day: Colorful Colonoids
Image of the Day: Colorful Colonoids
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 18, 2019
Organoids grown from a mouse’s colon will be used to screen drugs for colorectal cancer.
Blood Vessels Grown in a Petri Dish Closely Resemble Human Ones
Blood Vessels Grown in a Petri Dish Closely Resemble Human Ones
Catherine Offord | Jan 18, 2019
The lab-made organoids are fully functional, the team reports, and could aid the study of vascular-related diseases such as diabetes.
Image of the Day: Interloper Cells
Image of the Day: Interloper Cells
Ashley Yeager | Nov 16, 2018
In kidney organoids, brain and muscle cells also develop.