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Cellular “Backpacks” to Slow Tumor Growth
Macrophages are the body’s multipurpose defense agents, patrolling for pathogens and engulfing cellular debris, foreign substances, microbes, and even cancer cells. But cancerous tumors have evolved an insidious defense mechanism: they can switch arriving macrophages from an anti-cancer state to a pro-cancer state, in which they help promote the tumor’s growth. As a result, attempts...
Jul 17 → 21, 2017
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The Biomaterials Innovation Research Center, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital are delighted to host the 5th annual workshop on “Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine: Emerging Frontiers and Applications” this coming summer. The advances in micro- and nanotechnologies are expected to open up new possibilities and applications in diagnostics, therapy,...
Video/AnimationRapid Triage Test for Active Pulmonary TuberculosisThere’s a large unmet need for accurate, fast, and inexpensive diagnostics for active tuberculosis (ATB), which claims the lives over a million people per year. A team of researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and several other collaborating institutions have...
Video/AnimationKidney Organiods: Flow-Enhanced Vascularization and Maturation In VitroThis video explains how the collaborative project created vascularized kidney organoids and how they advance the field of tissue engineering. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University.