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Laboratory-generated mini-kidneys help understand the link between diabetes and COVID-19 disease

Researchers from Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS have participated in an international collaboration led by IBEC in which they have generated human mini-kidneys that simulate the kidney of a person with diabetes in the early stages of the disease. These diabetic mini-kidneys open the door to studying, among others, the relationship between diabetes and COVID-19.

Bright field image of a kidney organoid generated from human pluripotent stem cells (Image: IBEC)

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