A microphysiological model of fungal infection of the brain

A neurovascular-unit-on-a-chip with a functional blood–brain barrier recapitulates the neurotropism and barrier penetration of the most common pathogen causing fungal meningitis.

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Image: Seung-Woo Cho and Jin Kim, Yonsei University, and Younghee Lee, CUBE3D Graphic. Cover design: Allen Beattie.

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