In a cross-school collaboration, Harvard researchers Steve McCarroll (left) and Kevin Eggan (right) couple stem cell science with genetics and genomics to advance our understanding of human brain illnesses. Their latest project identified mutations that stem cell lines acquire in
Newly formed cochlear hair cells contain intricate hair bundles with many stereocilia (critical for sensing sound) and other components that are critical for proper function and neural transmission. Photo courtesy of Will McLean
HSCI researchers developed a drug cocktail that unlocks the potential
Alex Schier is the author of a recent study on the use of CRISPR to mark cells with a genetic barcode that can be used to track the development of cells and reconstruct their lineages. Photo courtesy of
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.
Roughly two miles away, the SpaceX Falcon9 rocket stood on Space Launch Complex 40 ready to launch the Dragon spacecraft. Among
New approach offers promise for long-term efficacy
by Kelly Lawman, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Blood-contacting implantable medical devices, such as stents, heart valves, ventricular assist devices, and extracorporeal support systems, as well as vascular grafts and access catheters, are used worldwide to improve patients’ lives. However, these devices are prone to failure due to the body’s responses at the blood-material interface; clots can form and inflammatory reactions can prevent the device from performing as indicated.