MIT Technology Review
A Renaissance Woman for the Nano Age
by Amanda Schaffer
As a graduate student in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Sangeeta Bhatia figured out a way to keep liver cells alive outside the body, sustaining their function for weeks at a time. Working with microfabricated surfaces similar to those used for computer chips, she arranged the finicky cells in patterns of stripes and dots. Adding nutrients and other cell types, she arrived at an architecture that made the collections of cells function like tiny livers, metabolizing drugs and producing proteins. ...
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