Big step toward identifying all cancer-causing genetic mutations

An international team of 1,300 scientists has generated the most complete cancer genome map to date, bringing researchers closer to identifying all major cancer-causing genetic mutations.

Stephanie McPherson • harvard
Feb. 5, 2020 ~12 min

Tags:  science-technology  engineering  bioengineering  basic-research  broad-institute-of-mit-and-harvard  cancer-genome-map  cancer-causing-genetic-mutations  icgctcga-pan-cancer-analysis-of-whole-genomes-project  pan-cancer-project  whole-cancer-genomes

Engineered miniature kidneys come of age

By exposing stem cell-derived kidney organoids to fluidic shear stress, A team of Harvard researchers has significantly expanded the organoids’ vascular networks and improved the maturation of kidney compartments.

Benjamin Boettner • harvard
Feb. 11, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  bioengineering  harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  health-medicine  brigham-and-womens-hospital  harvard-stem-cell-institute  organoids  wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering  3d-organ-engineering  jennifer-lewis  joseph-bonventre  kidneys  kimberly-homan  navin-gupta  organs-in-a-dish  ryuji-morizane  vascularized-organoids  vasculature

Yeast is getting a boost from solar power

Harvard researchers have started to combine bacteria with semiconductor technology that, similar to solar panels on a roof, harvests energy from light and, when coupled to the microbes’ surface, boosts their biosynthetic potential.

Benjamin Boettner • harvard
Nov. 29, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  science-technology  bioengineering  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  seas  daniel-nocera  harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering  junling-guo  miguel-suastegui  neel-joshi  solar-power  yeast

Yeast is getting a boost from solar power

Harvard researchers have started to combine bacteria with semiconductor technology that, similar to solar panels on a roof, harvests energy from light and, when coupled to the microbes’ surface, boosts their biosynthetic potential.

Benjamin Boettner • harvard
Nov. 29, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  science-technology  bioengineering  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  seas  daniel-nocera  harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering  junling-guo  miguel-suastegui  neel-joshi  solar-power  yeast

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