Health & biomedicine

Successfully solving the world’s greatest medical challenges requires an interdisciplinary approach to health and technology. From toxicology to gene therapy to nanobiotechnology, the most striking advances come from examining the inner workings of the human body through multiple lenses. Whether we’re 3-D printing organs, developing new methods of mobility, or detecting cancer before it even begins, we’re using systems thinking and engineering expertise to chart the future of health and biomedicine.

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Living systems interact with their environment in a tremendous diversity of ways. Understanding the input and output of mechanical signals inside living cells, and between cells and the environment, can lead to improvements in the prevention and treatment of cancer, birth defects, and aging, as well as other novel applications.