“Mini-brains” are minuscule organoids made from stem cells that mimic the behavior of the human brain. A team at Johns Hopkins University is using “mini-brains” to study the affects of the coronavirus on the brain without using animal research. Dr. Thomas Hartung of Johns Hopkins joined LX News to talk about what his team is learning from this research.
The FDA issued new guidance last month allowing clinical trials to occur virtually, to help fast-track coronavirus research. That could radically change how we study other diseases, including cancer. News4’s Doreen Gentzler spoke with a bone cancer patient affected by the change.