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Harvard Tissue Bio Research Unites Cell Biology, Nanowire Electronics

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Fri, Sep 07, 2012

It's getting to the point where there's less and less relevant distinction to be made between life science and physical science research. It was clearer when one lab had petri dishes and the other had circuitboards, but what happens when you have both? That's the case in the Harvard University labs of chemist Charles Lieber and his medical school colleague Daniel Kohane, where the bio research team has successfully created living tissue embedded with tiny nanowires capable of running an electrical current so subtle that it does not harm the tissue cells. These 3D bioelectronic structures could potentially both relay complex information about what's going on inside the tissue and receive signals from an outside source such as instructions for repairs. Several news outlets are calling it cyborg tissue and envision its future use in implants, prosthetics, or even some kind of therapeutic microbot. More immediately it will most likely be used for drug testing in labs, as a precursor to animal or human trials.

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Biorobotics and Its Role in Minimal-Invasion Cardiac Surgery

Posted by BCI Staff on Mon, Sep 26, 2011

Recently, Harvard scientists took on the challenge of expanding the catheter's capabilities to address specific requirements of open heart surgery while simultaneously offering a significantly less invasive approach to complex cardiac procedures.

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Tags: Harvard University, Northeast, 2012, Massachusetts, biorobotics, Boston, BioResearch Product Faire Event, MA, Harvard, 2011

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