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 • harvard
Jan. 14, 2020 ~10 min

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

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 • harvard
Sept. 6, 2019 ~7 min

Tags:  science-technology  stem-cells  harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  seas  harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering  3d-printing  adult-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells  artificially-grown-human-organs  organ-transplant  sacrificial-writing-into-functional-tissue  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 • harvard
Aug. 28, 2019 ~8 min

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

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 • harvard
Aug. 28, 2019 ~8 min

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

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 • harvard
Aug. 28, 2019 ~8 min

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