20 Results for 'Organ Engineering'
PhonoGraft: 3D Printed Tympanic Membrane Graft
Perforations of the tympanic membrane or “eardrum,” the thin membrane that conducts sound in the ear, can result in severe hearing loss and recurring infections. Worldwide, tympanic membrane perforations occur in about 30 million people, with about four million people in North America and the European Union alone, due to blast and other traumatic injuries,...
Engineered Brain Organoids
The ability to derive and manipulate pluripotent stem cells has opened up new avenues for modeling biological systems in both healthy and diseased conditions. In order to more fully recapitulate the tissue microenvironment with its cell-cell, cell-extracellular matrix, and cell-niche interactions, it is essential to transition stem-cell culturing from monolayers to 3D structures. Self-organization of...
Video/AnimationPhonoGraft: Programming the eardrum to repair itselfEardrum perforations are a widespread problem affecting millions worldwide. Current standard of care is invasive, involves harvesting an autologous tissue to patch the eardrum, and often requires to revision surgeries, while hearing outcomes remain unsatisfying. What if we could program the eardrum to repair itself after injury? Researchers at the Wyss Institute, Massachusetts Eye and...
Video/AnimationA Swifter Way Towards 3D-printed Organs20 people die waiting for an organ transplant every day in the US, but lab-grown organs so far lack the cellular density and functions required to make them viable replacements. The new SWIFT method from the Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS solves those problems by 3D printing vascular channel networks directly into living tissue constructs,...
Video/AnimationOrigami OrgansA multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and architectural designers are developing Origami Organs that could function like artificial kidneys. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationThis is Your Brain on ChipsHow do you study something as complex as the human brain? Take it apart. Wyss researchers have created Organ Chips that mimic the blood-brain barrier and the brain and, by linking them together, discovered how our blood vessels and our neurons influence each other. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationBioprinting: The Kidney’s Proximal TubulesIn this video, see how the Wyss Institute team has advanced bioprinting to the point of being able to fabricate a functional subunit of a kidney. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University