Cardiovascular Disease

Student science rendezvous in space

August 8, 2016

Current and former HIP interns launch research projects on the same rocket

by Hannah L. Robbins

Mosquitos buzzed in the warm, night air at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Half past midnight on July 18, and still the spectators could not detect activity on the launch pad. In the dark, among fellow scientists and students, Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship Program (HIP) intern Michael Liu waited.

Long-lasting blood vessels generated from human iPS cells

July 22, 2013

Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) succeeded in using reprogrammed human stem cells to make working blood vessels in mice that can survive for as long as nine months. The blood vessels were created with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from the mature skin cells of both healthy adults and individuals with type 1 diabetes.