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  • Apr 20, 2016

    Harvard Robot Gets to 'Root' of Coding news

    PC Magazine
    PC Magazine describes Root, a robot that drives and draws on classroom whiteboards to encourage social learning and freeform creativity. Unlike structured websites that teach coding as an individual activity, coding with robots is an inherently dynamic experience...

  • Apr 20, 2016

    Meet Root, the robot that helps students understand programming news

    Mashable features Root, an educational robot that glides along metal-backed whiteboards or any horizontal surface, drawing and erasing lines, scanning colors, playing musical notes and displaying different color lights — all of which you control with a unique programming app...

  • Apr 20, 2016

    Emulate is testing drugs on tiny human organ chips news

    Wired UK
    Wired UK features Wyss Institute start-up, Emulate Inc., which makes USB-sized devices that recreate the conditions inside organs and provide insight into the way that drugs, chemicals, and cosmetics affect humans. The 35-person biotech firm plans to release organ-on-chip test kits for scientists to try out in lab conditions later this year...

  • Apr 19, 2016

    Root is a robot teaching children code news

    The Boston Globe
    The Boston Globe describes Root, a six-sided robot-on-wheels developed at the Wyss Institute that made its formal debut Monday at a prominent education technology summit in San Diego....

  • Apr 18, 2016

    Root, the code-teaching robot news

    The Harvard Gazette
    The Harvard Gazette features Root, an educational robot developed at the Wyss Institute that is programmed using a tablet interface called Square. Root has light and color sensors, bumpers, and a touch surface that enable it to respond to the physical world...

  • Apr 18, 2016

    Meet 'Root' the Robot Helping Kids Learn to Code news

    Education World
    Education World describes Root, an educational robot developed at the Wyss Institute which can be integrated into the classroom. It can be used with an iPad and can draw on a whiteboard and erase it, too...

  • Apr 18, 2016

    A robot to teach kids coding news

    A robot named Root has been developed to expose kids of all ages to coding in a way that brings the often daunting world of computer science to life...

  • Apr 18, 2016

    Root is a little robot on a mission to teach kids to code news

    Wired features Root, an educational robot developed at the Wyss Institute designed to teach kids - and adults - how to code...

  • Apr 11, 2016

    Inflammatory Investigations news

    MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College London
    The human blood-brain barrier-on-a-chip device developed at the Wyss Institute has been featured as the Biomedical Picture of the Day. The device offers new ways of studying drug delivery and neurological disease in vitro...

  • Mar 28, 2016

    Ali Khademhosseini: A Global Leader in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering news

    The Huffington Post
    The Huffington Post spotlights Wyss Associate Faculty member Ali Khademhosseini as a global leader in biomaterials and tissue engineering and highlights his pioneering work towards generating tissue-engineered organs and controlling cell behavior...

  • Mar 28, 2016

    Emulate Gets $28M to Roll Out “Plug and Play” Organ-on-Chip Tech news

    Xconomy reports that Emulate, Inc. has raised a $28 million Series B round. That means the Cambridge, MA-based startup has raised $40 million in equity funding since it was spun out of Harvard University’s Wyss Institute two years ago...

  • Mar 28, 2016

    Organs-on-chip maker triples investment to date with $28M round news

    Boston Business Journal
    Boston Business Journal reports that Boston-based startup Emulate, Inc., has raised a $28 million Series B round, bringing the company's total equity funding to $40 million raised since it spun out of the Wyss Institute two years ago...

  • Mar 16, 2016

    Living factories of the future news


    Nature describes how synthetic biologists, including Wyss Core Faculty member Pam Silver, are creating complex systems by 'wiring up' genetic parts into circuits...

  • Mar 16, 2016

    This Harvard lab is making 3-D-printing ‘inks’ from metals and living cells news


    BetaBoston describes how Wyss Core Faculty member Jennifer Lewis has developed 3-D printing 'inks' from metals and living cells...

  • Mar 15, 2016

    The Biggest Thing to Happen to Biomedicine in Decades? news


    Medscape features an interview with Wyss Core Faculty member George Church discussing his many research interests, including data storage in DNA and CRISPR gene editing...

  • Mar 15, 2016

    Gene editing: New challenges, old lessons news


    Brookings describes ethical and legal questions surrounding CRISPR-Cas9, an inexpensive and easy-to-use gene-editing method...

  • Mar 9, 2016

    Engineered tissue goes bigger, lives longer news


    Chemical & Engineering News
    Chemical & Engineering News describes how Wyss Core Faculty member Jennifer Lewis has developed a custom bioprinting method for constructing thick, vascularized tissues...

  • Mar 1, 2016

    Better Together news

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    Harvard Magazine
    In Harvard Magazine President Drew Faust highlights a recent development led by Founding Director Don Ingber that allows human blood to be analyzed in real time to predict when a clot will form...

  • Feb 11, 2016

    Science of Innovation: Origami Structures news


    NBC Learn
    WATCH: A video from NBC Learn describes ways in which the principles of origami have been applied to design problems for scientists and engineers, including soft robots developed by the Wyss Institute...

  • Feb 9, 2016

    5 futuristic oddities from the weird world of wearable tech news


    Los Angeles Times
    The Los Angeles Times describes five futuristic oddities from the field of wearable technology, and explains how the Wyss Institute is conducting research in fields such as mechanobiology and bioinspired robotics, which hint at the merging of the natural world and the programmable world...

  • Feb 9, 2016

    Muscles on-a-chip provide insight into cardiac stem cell therapies news


    R&D Magazine
    R&D magazine reports that Wyss researchers, led by Core Faculty member Kit Parker, developed a simplified, in vitro system in which single heart cells isolated from mice are combined with individual, stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes to form a two-cell "microtissue" that the researchers call a "muscle on-a-chip"...

  • Feb 3, 2016

    It's Time to Declare War on Mosquitoes news


    Gizmodo describes new methods to combat mosquito-borne viruses, including gene drives developed by Wyss Core Faculty member George Church...

  • Feb 1, 2016

    Amazing 4-D Printed Flowers That Change Shape In The Presence of Water news

    4D printing

    Fast Company
    Fast Company describes a variety of potential possible applications for 4D printing, led by Wyss Core Faculty member Jennifer Lewis, from manufacturing to medicine, which involves programming a material so that it changes shape in reaction to a stimulus...

  • Jan 30, 2016

    Taking printing to the fourth dimension news


    BBC Newshour
    WATCH: BBC Newshour reports that a team of researchers, led by Wyss Core Faculty member Jennifer Lewis, have created 4D-printed structures that are capable of changing shape...

  • Jan 27, 2016

    '4-D' flowers have petals that fold themselves news

    4D printing

    Boston Globe
    Artificial flowers that bend their petals and fold when steeped in water are the latest demonstration of a trend that’s due to upstage 3-D printing for sheer gee-whiz factor. It’s called 4-D printing...

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