Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

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Engineering human stem cells to model the kidney’s filtration barrier on a chip

May 10, 2017 A glomerulus-on-a-chip lined by human stem cell-derived kidney cells could help model patient-specific kidney diseases and guide therapeutic discovery By Benjamin Boettner (BOSTON) — The kidney – made up of about a million tiny units that work to filter blood, constantly rids the body of undesired waste products to form urine while

Bone Marrow-on-a-chip Unveiled

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:16pm The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure, functions and cellular make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be studied intact in living animals, Institute researchers report in an online issue of Nature Methods. The device, dubbed "bone marrow-on-a-chip," gives