This week in #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the Clevers Laboratory at the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands discovered a way to grow organoids of tear glands that ‘cry’ tear-like fluid.

Confocal image of a mouse lacrimal-gland organoid.

(Image Credit: Yorick Post/Hubrecht Institute)

And with the current rise of artificial intelligence in the life sciences sector, Insitro Inc. secured $400 million of funding to develop AI machinery for drug discovery efforts. Read more about it here.


(Image Credit: UCSF)

Lastly, recent evidence shows that 75% of the people who died from Covid-19 have been found with the virus in their hearts. It remains unclear whether the virus attacks cardiac tissues, and additional studies are required to investigate the impact it has on survivors.

(Image Credit: James Stone)