Scientists from the Erasmus MC and LUMC have shown that skin organoids are highly suitable for studying the mpox virus, formerly known as the monkeypox virus, and for testing new treatments for viral diseases. In skin organoids, the mpox virus behaves virtually the same as in real skin.
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The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infects kidney cells and contributes to tissue scarring in the kidneys. This has been shown by researchers from the Erasmus MC, RWTH Uniklinik Aachen in Germany and Radboudumc.
Organoids made from liver tissue of patients with chronic hepatitis B already show the first molecular signs of liver cancer. This has been demonstrated by scientists at Erasmus MC and the the Hubrecht Organoid Technology (HUB).
Mini-organs or organoids play a big role in the future of medicine. Their countless applications can help develop and implement tailored therapies for each patient. The revolutionary development of organoids started in Utrecht with a group of curious scientists. But when organoid research starting booming, confusion arose. What exactly is an organoid? Are there different […]