The Wyss Institute's Lung-on-a-Chip (image) Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Share Print E-Mail Caption The Wyss Institute's lung-on-a-chip, made using human lung and blood vessel cells, is a device about the size of a memory stick that acts much like a lung in a human body. A vacuum re-creates the way the lungs physically expand and contract during breathing. Credit Wyss Institute, Harvard University Usage Restrictions Credit to Wyss Institute, Harvard University Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.