September 2, 2013
Ivanhoe Medical Breakthroughs - Super Sticky Tape

Karp Lab on Ivanhoe Medical Breakthroughs!

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Ivanhoe Broadcast News – The Karp Laboratory

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July 5, 2013
Parasite Inspired Adhesive Patch

The Scientist – Sticking Power

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Sticking Power

An adhesive inspired by a parasitic worm could help better affix skin grafts in burn patients.

Parasite Inspired Adhesive Patch

Bioengineer Jeffrey Karp is used to finding inspiration in unusual places. He’s looked to porcupines’ barbed quills and the sticky pads of geckos’ feet, for example, to develop medical adhesives. And one afternoon a few years ago he sat in his office with some of his lab members Googling parasites. Read more on The Scientist – Sticking Power…

May 23, 2013
CCTV Panel on the Ethics of New Stem Cell Cloning Method

Prof Karp Live on CCTV! [Panel on the Ethics of New Stem Cell Cloning Method]

Anchor Anand Naidoo joins Marcy Darnovsky of the Center for Genetics and Society, and Jeffrey Karp from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute to talk about the controversy surrounding a recent breakthrough in stem cell research involving the cloning of human stem cells.

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March 7, 2013

BWH – Prickly Porcupine: Medicine’s Next Top Model?

Source: Brigham and Women’s Hospital HealthHub

PorcupineThe North American porcupine is easily recognizable due to its impressive coat of long, sharp quills. These unique projections are designed so that they can easily penetrate animal flesh, but are extremely difficult to remove. While this may be bad news for a predator or a curious pet, this natural mechanism is a boon for a curious medical researcher trying to develop a better medical device.
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