Human body-on-chip platform may speed up drug development

Multiple human organ chips that quantitatively predict drug pharmacokinetics may offer alternatives to some animal tests.

Benjamin Boettner | Jan. 27, 2020 | harvard
~15 mins   

Tags: science-technology drug-predictions engineering human-body-on-chip organ-chip science wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering

Wyss Institute develops technology to better study blood-brain barrier

Wyss Institute scientists have developed chip technology that mimics the blood-brain barrier in humans. The new models will help researchers study drugs to treat cancer, neurodegeneration, and other diseases of the central nervous system.

Benjamin Boettner | June 21, 2019 | harvard
~11 mins   

Tags: science-technology organs-on-chips blood-brain-barrier donald-ingber eric-shusta james-gorman nur-mustafaoglu organ-chips tae-eun-park wyss-institute

Harvard researchers look toward nature to beat cancer

Every year, more than 18 million people around the world are told, “You have cancer.” In the U.S., nearly half of all men and more than one-third of women will develop some kind of cancer during their lifetimes, and 600,000-plus die from it annually. Despite the billions of dollars and countless new treatments that have […]

Lindsay Brownell | March 1, 2019 | harvard
~24 mins   

Tags: health-medicine artificial-lymph-nodes cancer-research-uks-grand-challenge cancer-treatments cancer-vaccine chemotherapy david-mooney dna-origami donald-ingber inflammation mimicking-nature nanoparticle-backpacks organ-chips samir-mitragotri william-shih wyss-institute

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