21 Results for 'Stem Cells'
Peptide-based drug delivery to target the brain
The blood-brain-barrier (BBB) is a protective membrane that shields the brain from pathogens, toxins and large water-soluble molecules. Blood vessels throughout the body are lined by endothelial cells that allow some materials to flow from the blood stream into the surrounding tissues. In the brain however, the endothelial cells are more tightly coupled to prevent...
Engineering organoids to recapitulate brain tissue
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...
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No therapy currently available can reduce the size of an established scar on the heart. Cell therapy aims to alter this fixed trajectory for Myocardial Infarction (MI) survivors: to intervene adverse heart remodeling, to reduce scar size, and to actually regenerate viable myocardial tissue. The last one and half decades witnessed the booming of stem... Free and open to public
Video/AnimationNew Wyss Institute Initiative – 3D Organ EngineeringWyss Institute Core Faculty members Christopher Chen and Jennifer Lewis describe the Wyss Institute’s new initiative focused on organ engineering, which leverages our expertise in biomaterials, tissue engineering, three dimensional biofabrication, and stem cell development.
Video/AnimationEfficient Recovery of Stem Cell SheetsSee in this video how an intact sheet of mesenchymal stem cells, stained with a violet dye, can be lifted off the infused polymer substrate in the culture dish using a filter paper and transferred to a new surface. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationPrinting Vascular TissuePrinting vessel vasculature is essential for sustaining functional living tissues. Until now, bioengineers have had difficulty building thick tissues, lacking a method to embed vascular networks. A 3D bioprinting method invented at the Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS embeds a grid of vasculature into thick tissue laden with human stem cells and connective matrix. Printed...
Video/AnimationShrinking GelWhen the temperature rises to just below body temperature, this biocompatible gel shrinks dramatically within minutes, bringing tooth-precursor cells (green) closer together. Credit: Basma Hashmi