POSTS TAGGED AS Wyss Institute

Biobots from Somatic Cells

February 6, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Motile living biobots self-construct from adult human somatic progenitor seed cells
From Tufts University and the Wyss Institute:  “Here anthrobots are [MORE]

Harvard’s Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Surgery

September 6, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

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

Soft and Stretchy Wearable Monitors

September 6, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Soft and stretchy fabric-based sensors for wearable robots
Lots of wearable sensors now exist, but this piece describes the advantages of [MORE]

Intestine-on-a-Chip Models Severe Nutritional Deficiency

August 30, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Modeling a devastating childhood disease (EED) on a chip
“Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED)—a chronic inflammatory condition of the intestine—is characterized by [MORE]

Microfluidic Chip that Mimics Cystic Fibrosis

February 15, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cystic fibrosis-mimicking airway tissue on-a-chip
“Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute created a microfluidic chip that mimics the airway of patients with [MORE]

“Toehold” Switches for RNA Expression

January 4, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

RNA-responsive elements for eukaryotic translational control
In this piece, researchers at the Wyss Institute “. . .  introduce eukaryotic toehold switches [MORE]

An Eardrum Patch

November 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

PhonoGraft perforated  ear drum treatment
With 3,900 artillery pieces firing all at once to start the 1918 Meuse-Argonne Offensive, you might [MORE]

What We Have in Common with Slime Molds

September 7, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mechanosensation mediates decisions in aneural organism
Physarum polycephalum, an acellular slime mold, does not have a brain, but is capable of [MORE]

Retron Recombineering

July 6, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gene-editing tool “sneaks” DNA into cells without cuts
“Researchers [Wyss Institute] have created a new gene editing tool called Retron Library [MORE]

Computational Modeling of Cell Fate

May 18, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

IRENE computer designed tool for modeling cell fate
“ . . .  we [Wyss Institute scientists] introduce a computer-guided design tool [MORE]

RBCs Deliver Nanoparticles for Distal Lung Tumors

January 26, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

RBCs deliver immune-stimulating agents for lung metastases
“Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have developed a way to deliver immune-stimulating agents to [MORE]

CRISPR for Diagnostics

June 2, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Urine testing based on CRISPR–Cas13
In this report from a collaboration between American and German biomedical researchers, “we show that a [MORE]

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]