NASA Study Part I- Modelling Disease with Human Neuron 3D Assays: Interview with Benedikt Kaufer



Gerald Clarke
10/08/2013

Benedikt B. Kaufer Project Director, Institute for Virologyat the Freie Universität Berlin speaks about his remarkable NASA-funded study published in Plos Pathology. The paper regarded using Tissue Like Arrays (TLAs) for modelling disease in human neurons. Varicella zoster Virus (VZV) is difficult to model in cell cultures due to their short lifespan, however TLAs have a longer lifespan and also are a closer model to a neuronal ganglion. Benedikt talks about the challenges...
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