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 • harvard
June 21, 2019 ~11 min

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

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 • harvard
March 1, 2019 ~24 min

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

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