stem cell

Kidney micro-organoids in suspension culture as a scalable source of human pluripotent stem cell-derived kidney cells

Kidney organoids have potential uses in disease modelling, drug screening and regenerative medicine. However, novel cost-effective techniques are needed to enable scaled-up production of kidney cell types in vitro. We describe here a modified …

Circulating tumour cells from patients with colorectal cancer have cancer stem cell hallmarks in ex vivo culture

**Objective** Although counting of circulating tumour cells (CTC) has attracted a broad interest as potential markers of tumour progression and treatment response, the lack of functional characterisation of these cells had become a bottleneck in …