A bronchioalveolar model for COVID-19

We are proud to present our contribution to the paper An Organoid‐derived Bronchioalveolar Model for SARS‐CoV‐2 Infection of Human Alveolar‐type II‐like Cells, published in EMBO Journal last week. COVID-19 patients can develop life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), resulting from a cascade of events triggered by alveolar injury. However, representative in-vitro models to study SARS-CoV-2…

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RNA sequencing contributes to new understanding of SARS-CoV-2 in intestinal organoids

A collaborative study of Dutch research groups shows -for the first time- that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is able to infect gut organoids. This reseach was done at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam and Maastricht University. The results were published last Friday in Science. While the lungs seem to be the predominantly…

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How to milk a snake without getting bitten

What do you get when you put a well-known snake expert, a famous professor in molecular genetics, and 3 Ph.D. students in a room? TOP-NOTCH SCIENCE! The research, conducted by 3 Ph.D. students from the group from Hans Clevers at the Hubrecht Institute, originally started as a joke at an informal get-together but was published…

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Single-cell sequencing explained: RTV Utrecht interview

A few weeks ago, the Single Cell Discoveries labs were visited by a television crew from local news station RTV Utrecht. Single Cell Discoveries CEO Mauro was interviewed by Henk Westbroek about the single-cell sequencing technology. In the interview, Mauro explains to Henk in layman’s terms how single-cell sequencing works, and what the benefits are for scientific and clinical…

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RTV Utrecht interviews Single Cell Discoveries CEO about single-cell sequencing

Last week Friday, January 11, a film crew from the local TV station RTV Utrecht visited the Single Cell Discoveries labs. During the visit, our CEO Mauro Muraro was interviewed about the single-cell sequencing technology and its applications. Mauro started by explaining the basics of cell biology to Henk Westbroek, the presenter of the show. After this, he…

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Science Magazine declares single cell sequencing to be “Breakthrough of the year 2018”

Late last night, the renowned scientific magazine Science announced single-cell sequencing to be the scientific breakthrough of the year 2018. In fact, 12,000 of its readers voted for single-cell sequencing in the poll. Consequently, the technology left other developments like multimessenger astrophysics and a new molecular CT scan behind. In an article in the Dutch daily newspaper Volkskrant, Single Cell Discoveries…

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