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Protective Membrane for Implanted Cardiac Devices

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cardiac pacemaker
Implanted cardiac devices eventually accumulate a buildup of scar tissue which is a problem when the devices have to [MORE]

“Swift” Method for 3D Printing of Organs

January 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

SWIFT cardiac tissue cross section
Once again, the bioengineers at the Wyss Institute live up to their motto of “biologically inspired [MORE]

Novel Biomaterial Supports Local Angiogenesis

November 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Biomaterial promotes perfusion after ischemia
Living body tissues, when deprived of oxygen (ischemia), die, becoming ulcerous or gangrenous; consequently, restoring blood [MORE]

A Chip that Models the Human Gut

July 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Intestine chip
Human cells that line the intestines, and the bacteria that live in that region have conflicting needs for oxygen.  [MORE]

Artificial Proximal Tube

May 7, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bioprinted proximal tubule of the kidney
In 3D bioprinted “living renal devices” (i.e. artificial nephrons), engineers have to mimic two functions [MORE]

3-D Printed Heart Valves

April 2, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Custom sizer in 3D printed heart valve
A collaboration between bioengineers at Harvard, the University of Washington and Max Planck Institute [MORE]

Promoting Vascularization in Kidney Organoids

March 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Culturing kidney organoids under flow
To make muscle cells from human stem cells, mechanical stress, causing stretching and contraction, has to [MORE]

Building a Synthetic Microbiome

November 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Genetic signal transmission system
Quoting directly:  “Researchers from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have created [MORE]

Growing Up Kidney Podocytes

September 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mature kidney podocyte
Winston Churchill’s comment that Russia is “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” might equally apply [MORE]

Wyss’ Organ-on-a-Chip for Modeling Influenza

January 2, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Organ-on-a-Chip
It has been 99 years since the great influenza pandemic that killed many more people than had died in World [MORE]

Harvard’s Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Surgery

September 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Soft Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Exam
Quoting directly: “We were able to design a device that can lie flat when the [MORE]

Soft and Stretchy Wearable Monitors

September 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Soft Flexible Sensor Fabric
Lots of wearable sensors now exist, but this piece describes the advantages of making them from stretchable [MORE]

Ultrasound Triggered Chemotherapy

August 22, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanoparticles Loaded with Chemotherapy
Quoting directly: “To improve the low efficacy and toxic side effects of chemotherapies that rely on this [MORE]

DNA Nanoswitches

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Nanoswitches Wyss Institute
By attaching binding molecules to one strand of double stranded DNA, it is possible to see, using [MORE]