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Engineered Live Biotherapeutic Product (eLBP) to Protect the Microbiome from Antibiotics
eLBP is a safe and cost-effective therapeutic for patients treated with beta-lactam antibiotics that safeguards against the loss of health-essential microbes while preventing the development and spread of antibiotic resistance.
MRBL: Next-Generation Gene Therapy for Molecular Skin Rejuvenation
The next-generation gene therapy for molecular skin rejuvenation combines a comprehensive target gene prediction with a novel transdermal delivery approach for therapeutic adenovirus-associated viruses. The platform targets monogenic disease indications in the skin, and extends the same targets to the treatment of common skin aging conditions.
FitBiomics is commercializing probiotic supplements based on unique combinations of microbes found in elite athletes’ guts to help optimize the health and function of all humans.
CogniXense: A Platform for Rapid Drug Repurposing
CogniXense is a target-agnostic drug discovery platform that enables the repurposing of drugs for rare genetic diseases in record time. By combining human data-based computational drug prediction with on-demand animal model development, we can mimic the diversity of symptoms of patient populations and begin drug screening on new diseases within a month.
Toehold Switches for Synthetic Biology
The burgeoning field of synthetic biology is designing artificial gene circuits that recognize molecules in their environment and respond by regulating genes with desired activities. In the future, such capabilities could allow the engineering of cells as diagnostic or therapeutic devices, factories for the production of clinically or industrially coveted molecules, and as specialized devices...
Toehold Probes for Nucleic Acid Detection
The accurate detection of specific DNA or RNA sequences is important for many research and diagnostic applications, and unspecific detection of similar sequences that can differ by only a single nucleotide can give false positive results. In addition, researchers and clinicians would like to accurately test for presence or absence of multiple single base changes...
Video/AnimationHow can we feed the world?The current agricultural methods of feeding the world are not sustainable and already have dire consequences that will worsen as the Earth’s population continues to grow. Researchers at the Wyss Institute are working on various solutions that could help provide food for our future needs with a lower environmental impact. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard...
Video/AnimationEngineering Solutions to Confront the Climate CrisisAt the Wyss Institute, we are committed to tackling this existential climate crisis and are expanding our portfolio of sustainability research projects. Join us in reimagining a more sustainable future, together. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationCogniXense: Speeding Up Treatments for Rare DiseasesAt the Wyss Institute, we are tackling Rett syndrome, a rare disease that affects 1 out of 9,000 children, by developing a scalable model for neurodevelopmental and cognitive diseases. This model can test drugs to see which will improve memory, learning, and behavior, with the end goal of finding effective therapies. Credit: Wyss Institute at...
Video/AnimationImproving Canine HealthspanA Wyss Institute technology that can treat multiple age-related diseases is now being developed by Rejuvenate Bio into a treatment for mitral valve disease and other deadly conditions in dogs, with the goal of helping man’s best friend live longer, healthier lives. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationSABER-FISH: Enabling the sensitive and multiplexed detection of nucleic acids within thick tissuesThis animation shows how SABER-FISH uses a suite of DNA nanotechnological methods that together enable the sensitive and multiplexed detection of DNA and RNA targets within cells and thick tissues. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationToehold Exchange ProbesThis animation explains how toehold probes consisting of a “probe strand” and a “protector strand” are assembled and how they leverage thermodynamic principles to allow the specific detection of a correct target sequence, or to prevent them from detecting a spurious target sequence that can differ from the correct target sequence by only a single...