Solid vaccine eliminates acute myeloid leukemia in mice

A new study presents an alternative treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that has the potential to eliminate AML cells completely.

Lindsay Brownell | Jan. 14, 2020 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: health-medicine acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml aml basic-research biomaterial-based-vaccine harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences

New technique being developed to therapeutically repair and replace human organs

A new technique called SWIFT (sacrificial writing into functional tissue) ultimately may be used therapeutically to repair and replace human organs with lab-grown versions containing patients’ own cells.

Lindsay Brownell | Sept. 6, 2019 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: science-technology 3d-printing adult-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells artificially-grown-human-organs harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering organ-transplant sacrificial-writing-into-functional-tissue seas stem-cells swift

Exposing how pancreatic cancer does its dirty work

New research has found that pancreatic cancer actively destroys nearby blood vessels and replaces them with cancerous cells, blocking chemotherapy from reaching tumors. This insight could lead to new treatments that act by preventing cancer’s colonization of blood vessels.

Lindsay Brownell | Aug. 28, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology angiogenesis basic-research cancer-cells endothelial-cells engineering harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering immune-cells organ-on-chip pancreatic-cancer tumors

Solution to pancreatic cancer puzzle is discovered

New research has found that pancreatic cancer actively destroys nearby blood vessels and replaces them with cancerous cells, blocking chemotherapy from reaching tumors. This insight could lead to new treatments that act by preventing cancer’s colonization of blood vessels.

Lindsay Brownell | Aug. 28, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology angiogenesis cancer-cells endothelial-cells harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering immune-cells organ-on-chip pancreatic-cancer tumors

Ultra-soft underwater grippers reach next level of perfection

To study jellyfish and other fragile marine life without damaging them, researchers developed ultra-soft underwater grippers that catch and release jellyfish without harm.

Lindsay Brownell | Aug. 28, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology anti-aging baruch-college cuny harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering jellyfish nina-sinatra seas wyss-institutes-bioinspired-soft-robotics-platform

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 | Nov. 29, 2018 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: science-technology bioengineering daniel-nocera harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences junling-guo miguel-suastegui neel-joshi seas 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 | Nov. 29, 2018 | harvard
~7 mins   

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

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