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Recommended Readings for Students and Emerging Scientists
- 3-D Bioprinting Technologies in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: Current and Future Trends
Bishop ES, Mostafa S, Pakvasa M, Luu HH, Lee MJ, Wolf JM, et al. Genes & Diseases. 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gendis.2017.10.002
An overview of 3D bioprinting technology that discusses key advances, clinical applications, current limitations, and the future potential that bioprinting could have in personalized medicine.
- Better Ways to Do Research: An Overview of Methods and Technologies that Can Replace Animals in Biomedical Research and Testing
Merkes M. Humane Research Australia. 2019. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34046.64324
An overview of methods and technologies that can replace the use of animals in biomedical research, testing, education, and training. The article outlines diverse methods and technologies, provides examples for their use, and suggests areas of research, testing, and education where they can replace animals.
- Exploring New Technologies in Biomedical Research
Benam KH, Gilchrist S, Kleensang A, Satz AB, Willett C, Zhang Q, et al. Drug Discovery Today. 2019.
A workshop report that discusses new technologies using human-based in silico and in vitro models for drug and device discovery.
- Fallacies of Mice Experiments
De Schutter E. Neuroinformatics. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12021-019-09420-3
A commentary that calls for experimental neuroscientists to more rigorously justify the necessity and relevance of their work; demonstrates that experimental neuroscience studies using mice are not held to the same rigorous standards as human studies.
- Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Technology: A Decade of Progress
Shi Y, Inoue H, Wu JC, Yamanaka S. Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. 2017.
A review on the progress in applications of iPSC technology relevant to drug discovery and regenerative medicine, and analyzes the remaining challenges and emerging opportunities in the field.
Park SE, Georgescu A, Huh D. Science. 2019. doi: 10.1126/science.aaw7894
A review of organ-on-a-chip technology as a platform to study biomedicine and examines how it may be leveraged to address major technical challenges in organoid research. This article discusses emerging opportunities and future hurdles for the development and application of organoid-on-a-chip technology.
- Rebooting Human Immunology
Davis MM, Brodin P. Annual Review of Immunology. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-immunol-042617-053206
A review of the recent progress in conceptual and technological approaches to the field of human immunology. This paper proposes this progress is critical for the clinical relevance and discovery of new genetic and environmental influences on the immune system that are not seen in mice.
- Towards a 21st-Century Roadmap for Biomedical Research and Drug Discovery: Consensus Report and Recommendations
Langley GR, Adcock IM, Busquet F, Crofton KM, Csernok E, Giese C, et al. Drug Discovery Today. 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drudis.2016.10.011
A consensus report from an international workshop showcasing recommendations to apply human biology-based models and tools to better understand human diseases pathways.