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Bioengineering is a technology that applies engineering to various aspects of biology. It aims to analyze, modify, and control biological systems in order to design and create products that can replace, augment, or sustain biological, chemical or mechanical processes (e.g. prosthetics, and implants).

Bioengineering Articles

Kingston Computing Expert Charts Amputees' Rehabilitation
New Kingston University research could reduce the recovery time for lower limb amputees by helping health professionals chart patients' progress more easily.

Date: 9 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

Ring-like formations in drying DNA drops could affect hybridization studies
Coffee drinkers are familiar with the ring-shaped stains that result from spilled drops that have dried, in which the brown stain is not evenly distributed, but instead concentrated at the edge.

Date: 9 Oct 2008, Rating: 5.00

Role of reaction kinetics and mass transport in glucose sensing with nanopillar array electrodes
This study intends to investigate the role of reaction kinetics and mass transport in biosensing when electrodes with nanoscale features are used.

Date: 26 Nov 2007, Rating: 1.00, 7 pages

Amyloglucosidase enzymatic reactivity inside lipid vesicles
In this study, the entrapment of amyloglucosidase from Aspergillus niger into dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine multilamellar vesicles and large unilamellar vesicles was investigated.

Date: 26 Nov 2007, Rating: 3.22, 10 pages

Electrospun nitrocellulose and nylon: Design and fabrication of novel high performance platforms for protein blotting applications
Electrospinning is a non-mechanical processing strategy that can be used to process a variety of native and synthetic polymers into highly porous materials composed of nano-scale to micron-scale diameter fibers.

Date: 26 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Flow and wall shear stress in end-to-side and side-to-side anastomosis of venous coronary artery bypass grafts
CFD analysis of venous CABG based on in-vivo CT datasets in patients was feasible producing qualitative and quantitative information on mass flow and WSS.

Date: 26 Nov 2007, Rating: 1.00, 8 pages

Evolutionary optimization of classifiers and features for single-trial EEG Discrimination
The aim of this study was to design and compare methods for automatic classifier tailoring and feature subset optimization in order to maximize EEG pattern detection accuracy

Date: 25 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Influence of spacer length on heparin coupling efficiency and fibrinogen adsorption of modified titanium surfaces
This work aimed to investigate the influence of different coupling agents with varying chain length on the amount and biological performance of surface bound heparin.

Date: 25 Nov 2007, Rating: 4.50, 9 pages

Physiologically-based testing system for the mechanical characterization of prosthetic vein valves
Due to the relatively limited amount of work done to date on developing prosthetic vein (as opposed to cardiac) valves, advances in this topic require progress in three distinct areas

Date: 25 Nov 2007, Rating: 1.00, 9 pages

Optical and electrical recording of neural activity evoked by graded contrast visual stimulus
Brain activity has been investigated by several methods with different principles, notably optical ones.

Date: 25 Nov 2007, Rating: 5.00, 7 pages

Molecular and bioengineering strategies to improve alginate and polydydroxyalkanoate production by Azotobacter vinelandii
Subjects covered by this review include research concerning the production of alginate and PHB by A. vinelandii, particularly aspects which include the molecular regulation of the production of the two polymers...

Date: 23 May 2007, Rating: 5.36, 12 pages

Researchers devise new tools to help pinpoint treatments for heart failure
Scientists studying heart cells have devised a new way to visualize and quantify the rise and fall in the activity of a key enzyme linked to heart failure...

Date: 22 May 2007, Rating: 7.71

Simulating human metabolism to find new diets to new drugs
Bioengineering researchers have painstakingly assembled a virtual human metabolic network that will give researchers a new way to hunt for better treatments for hundreds of human metabolic disorders

Date: 22 May 2007, Rating: 1.00

Scientists identify molecular cause for one form of deafness
Scientists exploring the physics of hearing have found an underlying molecular cause for one form of deafness...

Date: 22 May 2007, Rating: 5.00

Woven scaffolds could improve cartilage repair
Using a unique weaving machine of their design, researchers have created a three-dimensional fabric "scaffold" that could greatly improve the ability of physicians to repair damaged joints with the patient's own stem cells.

Date: 22 May 2007, Rating: 8.33

Mad Cow Breakthrough? Genetically Modified Cattle Are Prion Free
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have announced initial results of a research project involving prion-free cattle.

Date: 3 Jan 2007, Rating: 3.50

Berkeley Researchers Lay Groundwork for Cell Version of DNA Chip: New Technique Developed for Attaching Biological Cells to Non-Biological Surfaces
This technique holds promise for a wide variety of applications, including biosensors, drug-screening technologies, the growing of artificial tissues and the design of neural networks.

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: 4.00

Researchers develop neural prosthesis allowing a monkey to feed self using only its brain
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have demonstrated that a monkey can feed itself with a robotic arm simply by using signals from its brain, an advance that could enhance prosthetics for people, especially those with spinal cord injuries.

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated

New Class of Synthetic Capsules that Mimic Biological Cells Has Wide Array of Potential Uses
Applications in Gene Therapy, Drug Delivery, and Artificial Cell Design Expected

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: 3.00

How Movement Lubricates Bone Joints: Sliding Forces Applied To Cartilage Surfaces Prompt Production Of Lubricating Molecules
Bioengineering researchers have shown that sliding forces applied to cartilage surfaces prompt cells in that tissue to produce molecules that lubricate and protect joints.

Date: 13 Dec 2006, Rating: 5.00