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CogniXense: Target-Agnostic Drug Repurposing in Record Time
The problem There are more than 7,000 known rare genetic diseases that collectively afflict more patients in the United States than diabetes, but only 5% of these diseases have any effective treatment. A major driver of this lack of therapies is that about 75% of rare genetic diseases cause cognitive and behavioral impairment, which are...
Sep 19, 2017, 10:00am - 6:30pmSymposium
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On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, The Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University will host a Symposium titled, Reprogramming Biological Form and Function: The Dark Matter of Biology. World-renowned speakers including Wyss Faculty members, Don Ingber, Jim Collins and Michael Levin will share their vision of the exciting scientific discoveries that are transforming our understanding of...
Video/AnimationThe electrical blueprints that orchestrate life | Michael Levin TED TalkDNA isn’t the only builder in the biological world — there’s also a mysterious bioelectric layer directing cells to work together to grow organs, systems and bodies, says biologist and Wyss Associate Faculty member Michael Levin. Sharing unforgettable and groundbreaking footage of two-headed worms, he introduces us to xenobots — the world’s first living robots,...
Audio/PodcastMichael Levin on Growth, Form, Information, and the SelfOn Mindscape, Sean Carroll hosts conversations with some of the most interesting thinkers in the world. From neuroscientists and engineers to authors and television producers, Sean and his guests talk about the biggest ideas in science, philosophy, culture and much more. In this episode, he talks with Wyss Associate Faculty member Michael Levin about how...
Audio/PodcastThe Software of Cell Signaling: Michael Levin Researches How Cells Build AnatomiesCurious about how to make a two-headed flatworm? Michael Levin’s lab has done just that. This podcast explores exciting regenerative medicine achievable in our lifetime. Listen in to hear how Professor Michael Levin has found a way to manipulate biological molecules, altering electrical triggers in cells to direct different anatomical constructions. He discusses • How...
Video/AnimationHumans of the Wyss – Faculty Edition with Mike LevinOur interview series, “Humans of the Wyss – Faculty Edition,” features Wyss Institute faculty members discussing how they think about their work, the influences that helped shape them as scientists, and their collaborations at the Wyss Institute and beyond. In the second edition of the series, Benjamin Boettner, Wyss Institute Communications team member, talks to...