Functional neuromuscular organoids have been developed that self-organize into spinal cord neurons and muscle tissue, paving the way for a new avenue to study human neuromuscular system development and disease.
Browsing: brain organoids
New research presented at SfN Neuroscience 2019 outlines some of the exciting developments and important limitations in the use of brain organoids as models for human cortical development.
Researchers have developed ’mini-brains’ with optimized cellular network activity, which exhibit similar electrical impulse patterns observed in premature infants.
As part of our Spotlight on organoids, we carried out a survey to gain an insight into how organoids are being used as a research tool in the lab, the challenges involved in organoid research and what researchers thought about the terms ‘mini-brains’ and ‘brains in a dish’. Find out the results in this informative infographic.