Joint Venture: Polymer Plus Stem Cells at 950x

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Submitted by Stefanie Sydlik and Meng Deng of the Langer Lab in the Koch Institute

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The goal of my work in the Langer Lab is to synthesize an injectable block copolymer scaffold which works with the body's natural healing responses to repair damaged cartilage. This image shows how a polymer programs stem cells to rebuild cartilage. We took this image to characterize the morphology of the cells after culturing them in growth media.