Traditionally, the term life sciences has referred to several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, anthropology, or ecology, that describe living organisms and their organization... Read more
A research team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has created a new microfluidic model of the human small airway. With this model, researchers can study lung inflammatory diseases such as COPD and asthma over several weeks outside the human body to gain better insight into the disease mechanisms and to screen for new therapeutics.
By Takim Williams, Princeton University
Recognizing the natural connection between engineering and the life sciences, researchers at Princeton University are setting the groundwork for future applications in health and medicine. Many of these pursuits involve gaining a better understanding of the living states of matter, and how the biological systems can be manipulated.
Life sciences is a wide and dynamic field that is being energized by other disciplines. The boom that has been already observed in the bio-medical domain is extending to other areas of life sciences, accompanied by many career opportunities and more exciting challenges for educational institutions.
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