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
Above, the CCR2- blood stem cell (green) is positioned closer to bone (blue) compared to the rare CCR2+ blood stem cells (white). Generally, cells closer to the bone are more likely to be "quiescent," or
Cross-Harvard collaboration explores new possibilities for personalized medicine
Harvard scientists have merged stem cell and ‘organ-on-a-chip’ technologies to grow, for the first time, functioning human heart tissue carrying an inherited cardiovascular disease. The research appears to be a big step forward for personalized medicine, as it is working proof that
Harvard stem cell scientists have discovered that the clump of cells that gives rise to the embryonic heart also contains cells that form the heart’s plumbing, such as the aorta and the other great vessels.
While the discovery was made serendipitously by researchers working to illuminate the location of stem
In a scientific first, HSCI scientists have successfully grown the cells that line the blood vessels—called vascular endothelial cells—from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), revealing new details about how these cells function. Using a unique approach, the researchers induced the differentiation