When the coronavirus pandemic forced Harvard University to ramp down almost all on-site operations, members of the Wyss Institute community refocused their teams, and formed new ones, in order to fight COVID-19 on its multiple fronts.
Scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute say they are one step closer to that reality. In lab experiments, they have developed a new technique that uses living human cells to "print" functional heart tissue for an artificial heart — an innovation that could save thousands of lives.
Dr. Sanlin Robinson constructed a vascular tree sculpture that emulates the vascular networks found in our bodies and in bioprinted tissues produced by the Lewis Lab. This sculpture is currently on display through March 2020, as part of the Wyss Institute Selects exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt museum in New York City.
In solar cells, the cheap, easy to make materials called perovskites are adept at turning photons into electricity. Now, perovskites are turning the tables, converting electrons into light with an efficiency on par with that of the commercial organic light emitting diodes (LEDs) found in cellphones and flat screen TVs. And in a glimpse of how they might one day be harnessed, Lewis and her collaborators reported in Science Advances a new approach for patterning perovskites for use in full color displays via 3D printing.
The Names Dress (www.namesdress.com) is a 3D printed conceptual art piece that celebrates and brings awareness to the accomplishments of women in STEAM fields. The dress is made up of over 300 names of current and historic women in STEAM fields and is on display at the ...