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2018 Summer Studentships and Fellowships Launched

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Summer Studentship scheme for undergraduate students and the Alan & Kathie Stross Summer Fellowship scheme. – new serum-free database

On the 15th of August 2017, An…

Derivation of Human Midbrain-Specific Organoids from Neuroepithelial Stem Cells

The paper describes a robust human brain organoid system that is highly specific to the midbrain and is derived from iPSCs. The organoid shows neuronal, astroglial, and oligodendrocyte differentiation and contains the presence of synaptic connections and electrophysiological activity.

A novel microfluidic device to model the human proximal tubule and glomerulus

Scientists from Binghamton University in the USA have developed a re-usable multi-layer microfluidic device to model the human kidney. The model incorporates a porous growth substrate, physiological fluid flow, and also allows for the passive filtration of the glomerulus.

Launch of the Alliance for Human Relevant Science

On 8th February 2017, Safer Medicines Trust, Dr Hadwen Trust, Kirkstall, Cyprotex and CN Bio Innovations launched the Alliance for Human Relevant Science in the House of Commons.