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Bench to Bedside: Human kidney organoids

Micro photo by Vo BaoHan

An award-winning image of human kidney organoids, which are being used to help develop new cancer therapies. The 3D cell culture models are established from patient-derived kidney tumor tissues. Researcher Vo BaoHan from Haydn Kissick’s lab in the Department of Urology, in collaboration with Emory’s Department of Chemistry, is using the organoids to test novel anticancer compounds.

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