Pulido Valente Ciência 2018 prize was awarded to Rúben Pereira, for his work in the area of skin 3D printing published in 2018 in Materials Horizons. This year was dedicated to biomedical sciences and this work was considered one of the best articles by young Portuguese researchers. The other awardee was Joana Sacramento, from Univ. Nova in Lisbon. Further details are provided in newspaper Público (only in Portuguese).
The study, published in CELL, provides new insights into key aspects of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and its interactions on a cellular level, as well as how the virus can infect blood vessels and kidneys.
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