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“Mini brain” organoids show potential for SARS-CoV2 to cause neurodegenerative- disease-like effects

New research published yesterday in The EMBO Journal reports that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can target human neurons with the potential to cause disease of the central nervous system (CNS). The research showed that the virus can enter tiny laboratory-developed 3D structures called brain organoids that replicate key aspects of the human brain and induce pathological effects similar to early stages of diseases of the CNS such as Alzheimer’s.

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New EMBO Fellowships for Core Facility staff

EMBO announces an extension of its current Short-Term Fellowship scheme: Core Facility Fellowships. These fellowships will support exchanges of technology and expertise between core research facilities that provide services to research institutions or universities.

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