Jan 18, 2024

Producing tears in a dish: Researchers develop first model of human conjunctiva

Published January 12, 2024 | Originally published on MedicalXpress Breaking News-and-Events

The organoid model can now be used to test drugs for several diseases affecting the conjunctiva. The study, “Human Conjunctiva Organoids to Study Ocular Surface Homeostasis and Disease,” was published in Cell Stem Cell on 11 January 2024.

Our eyes produce tears to protect themselves from injuries and infections. The conjunctiva, a tissue that covers the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelids, is partially responsible for the production of these tears. It participates in tear production through the release of mucus. This mucus allows the tears to stick to the ocular surface and protects it from pathogens……

Read more: https://www.mdlinx.com/news/producing-tears-in-a-dish-researchers-develop-first-model-of-human-conjunctiva/1EssHXgLb5pkEoASFH2X0g

Source: MD Linx

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