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A Bioengineer’s Guide to Design

July 5, 2019

A team of researchers at Caltech has developed a set of guidelines for designing biological circuits using tools…
Labs give ancient proteins new purpose

July 3, 2019

Electrons are common currency in biological systems, supplying the power to live. Scientists at Rice and Rutgers universities…
‘Submarines’ small enough to deliver medicine inside human body

May 27, 2019

Cancers in the human body may one day be treated by tiny, self-propelled ‘micro-submarines’ delivering medicine to affected…
Researchers Unravel Mechanisms that Control Cell Size

May 22, 2019

Working with bacteria, a multidisciplinary team at the University of California San Diego has provided new insight into…
Engineered bacteria could be missing link in energy storage

May 22, 2019

One of the big issues with sustainable energy systems is how to store electricity that’s generated from wind,…
DNA design that anyone can do

January 4, 2019

Researchers at MIT and Arizona State University have designed a computer program that allows users to translate any…
Professor Bonnie Bassler and graduate student Justin Silpe discovered a bacteria-killing virus that can eavesdrop on bacterial conversations. They re-engineered it to attack diseases including salmonella, E. coli and cholera. Photo by Denise Applewhite, Princeton University
Biologists turn eavesdropping viruses into bacterial assassins

December 17, 2018

“The idea that a virus is detecting a molecule that bacteria use for communication — that is brand-new,”…
From Beaker to Solved 3-D Structure in Minutes

November 19, 2018

In a new study that one scientist called jaw-dropping, a joint UCLA/Caltech team has shown that it is…
Scientists simplify and accelerate directed evolution bioengineering method

November 14, 2018

In a process known as directed evolution, scientists reengineer biomolecules to find ones that perform beneficial new functions.…
Leukemia Treatment Could Be Bolstered By 2-in-1 Cell Combo

October 30, 2018

Led by UCLA bioengineer, researchers design delivery system to guide drugs directly to cancer cells ‘hiding’ in bone…
3D ‘organ on a chip’ could accelerate search for new disease treatments

October 29, 2018

Researchers have developed a three-dimensional ‘organ on a chip’ which enables real-time continuous monitoring of cells, and could…
How to mass produce cell-sized robots

October 24, 2018

Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method developed by researchers at…
With venom more powerful than a rattle snake's, black widow spiders are the most venomous in North America. Researchers Nathan Gianneschi (left) and Greg Holland (right) followed strict safety standards while studying the spiders, which produce uniquely strong webs. Photo credit: SDSU
Mystery of black widow spiders’ steel-strength silk webs could lead to equally strong synthetic materials

October 23, 2018

Researchers at Northwestern University and San Diego State University (SDSU) have better unraveled the complex process of how…
New research may help validate organ-on-a-chip devices

July 18, 2018

A new study in which Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists compared drug responses in the brains of…
MIT engineers recruit microbes to help fight cholera

June 14, 2018

MIT engineers have developed a probiotic mix of natural and engineered bacteria to diagnose and treat cholera, an…
New Machine Learning Approach Could Accelerate Bioengineering

May 29, 2018

Scientists use technique to automatically predict the amount of biofuel produced by microbes. A new approach developed by…
Early stimulation improves performance of bioengineered human heart cells

April 12, 2018

Researchers are now able to use induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) to form a model of human adult-like…
New molecular printing technology could recreate complex chemical environments that resemble the human body

December 19, 2017

‘3DEAL’ is a simple and inexpensive fabrication technique able to generate complex molecular patterns within soft matter, such…
Engineers create plants that glow

December 13, 2017

Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light…
New 3-D chip combines computing and data storage

July 5, 2017

As embedded intelligence is finding its way into ever more areas of our lives, fields ranging from autonomous…
Team unveils dual-channel biological function generator

May 9, 2017

Rice University bioengineers who specialize in creating tools for synthetic biology have unveiled the latest version of their…
Water, water everywhere … even in the air

April 18, 2017

Severe water shortages already affect many regions around the world, and are expected to get much worse as…
Entangled with Synthetic Yeast: Social Dimensions of the Sc2.0 project

April 10, 2017

Whole-genome engineering appears to be moving forward apace. The first synthetic biology effort to build a comprehensively re-designed…
Team grows heart tissue on spinach leaves

March 28, 2017

Researchers turn to the vascular system of plants to solve a major bioengineering problem blocking the regeneration of…
3-D bioprinted human cartilage cells can be implanted

March 23, 2017

Swedish researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy have successfully induced human cartilage cells to live…
New platform for culturing stem cells

March 14, 2017

Powerful new tool combines micro and nanotechnologies to precisely control stem cell culturing environment A team of researchers…
Conquering metal fatigue

March 14, 2017

Metal fatigue can lead to abrupt and sometimes catastrophic failures in parts that undergo repeated loading, or stress.…
Groundbreaking technology successfully rewarms large-scale tissues preserved at low temperatures

March 1, 2017

Discovery is major step forward in increased availability of organs and tissues for transplantation A research team, led…
Super resolution imaging helps determine a stem cell’s future

February 27, 2017

Rutgers’ Prabhas Moghe and other scientists create new way to identify the state and fate of stem cells…
The smallest Cas9 genetic scissors (so far)

February 22, 2017

IBS scientists present the smallest member of the CRISPR-Cas9 family developed to date and show that it can…
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