Latest Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering Stories
A cross-disciplinary team is calling for public discussion about a potential new way to solve longstanding global ecological problems by using an emerging technology called “gene drives.”
The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure, functions and cellular make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be studied intact in living animals
Successful foray opens door to virus-like DNA nanodevices that could diagnose diseased tissues and manufacture drugs to treat them
Researchers develop a bio-inspired actuated material that mimics the complex motion of the heart muscle and could lead to better implantable medical devices and flexible robots
A new bioprinting method developed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) creates intricately patterned 3D tissue constructs with multiple types of cells and tiny blood vessels.
Inspired by the way termites are capable of building mounds that are hundreds of times their size without detailed plans, researchers have developed robots capable of mimicking the behavior.
A new microscopy method could enable scientists to generate snapshots of dozens of different biomolecules at once in a single human cell, a team from the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University reported Sunday in Nature Methods.
Tiny oil droplets help measure mechanical forces produced by living cells that shape tissues and organs; new method could improve diagnosis of cancer, hypertension, and many other diseases
Scientists routinely seek to reprogram bacteria to produce proteins for drugs, biofuels and more, but they have struggled to get those bugs to follow orders.
“You are not just a ball of cells,” says Clifford Tabin, George Jacob and Jacqueline Hazel Leder Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School (HMS).
- totally perplexed and mixed up.