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Bioengineering

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

New horizons of nerve repair
Biomedical engineer trips up proteins in nerve regeneration system

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: 3.50

MU physicist creating vascular tissue; could lead to 'natural' human organs
Gabor Forgacs’ work with organ engineering is an excellent example of how current interdisciplinary research in the life sciences may have a profound impact on future generations.

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: 4.80

Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications
A future in which laboratory-grown organs and stimulated growth of muscle, bones and nerves could play a major role in treating medical conditions was revealed at a Tissue Engineering Symposium

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated

UCSD Bioengineers Discover Possible Cause And Treatment For Life-Threatening Shock
Researchers prevented shock and multiple organ failure in experimental animals by blocking powerful pancreatic digestive enzymes in the intestine, according to studies by bioengineers.

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: 5.00

Genetically Engineered Blood Protein Can Be Used To Split Water Into Oxygen And Hydrogen
Scientists have combined two molecules that occur naturally in blood to engineer a molecular complex that uses solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen

Date: 12 Dec 2006, Rating: 8.00

UCSD Bioengineers Fabricate Joint Cartilage Which Mimics Structure and Function of Natural Tissue
UCSD bioengineers have fabricated cartilage tissue which for the first time mimics the multi-layered structure and cellular functions of natural articular cartilage.

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated

Rice bioengineers develop method to grow 3-D bone matrix
Researchers use flowing fluids to create mechanical stress needed for bone formation

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated

Closer to nature: new biomaterials and tissue engineering in ophthalmology
Ophthalmology has a long history of successful conventional biomaterial applications including viscoelastics, drug delivery vehicles, contact lenses, and a variety of implants.

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: 4.35, 7 pages

The impact of tissue engineering on dentistry
The authors provide a general review of the principles underlying key tissue engineering strategies, as well as the typical components used.

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Microencapsulation and tissue engineering as an alternative treatment of diabetes
Based on studies tissue engineering coupled with microencapsulation could lead to a new era of diabetes therapy.

Date: 22 Sep 2006, Rating: 1.89, 4 pages

Soluble, insoluble and geometric signals sculpt the architecture of mineralized tissues
Bone morphogenetic and osteogenic proteins (BMPs/OPs) are soluble mediators of tissue morphogenesis and induce de novo endochondral bone formation in heterotopic extraskeletal sites as a recapitulation of embryonic development.

Date: 21 Sep 2006, Rating: 5.00, 11 pages

Skeletal muscle tissue engineering
This article reviews some of the recent findings resulting from tissue engineering science related to the attempt of creation and regeneration of functional skeletal muscle tissue.

Date: 21 Sep 2006, Rating: 2.40, 10 pages

'Immortalized' Cells Enable Researchers To Grow Human Arteries
In a combination of bioengineering and cancer research, a team of Duke University Medical Center researchers has made the first arteries from non-embryonic tissues in the laboratory...

Date: 20 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

The Plasti-Bone: A Ceramic Polymer Innovation in Medicine
When an arm or a leg bone is severely crushed, physicians usually cannot set it and bone grafts, or amputation has remained the primary option. Mulligan's company has invented a process that may change all that.

Date: 20 Sep 2006, Rating: 9.38

Scientists use bioengineering to buy time for ailing hearts
Researchers have successfully used biological engineering to prevent the closing of a key passage between the two large blood vessels leading out of the heart to the body and lungs.

Date: 20 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Genetically Engineered Skin Substitute Is Designed to Promote Wound Healing
Bioengineers have created a genetically engineered skin that expresses a protein that promotes wound healing.

Date: 20 Sep 2006, Rating: 1.50

Body Building: Tissue Engineered Organs A Heartbeat Away
Researchers have initiated an international research project focused on creating a tissue-engineered heart, suitable for transplant within 10 years.

Date: 20 Sep 2006, Rating: 4.00

Engineers Aim To Mend Broken Hearts
Engineers report creating a small swatch of heart tissue that displays many of the hallmarks of mature cardiac tissue, including regular contractions.

Date: 20 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Growing your own spare parts
NASA assists ligament replacement research...

Date: 20 Sep 2006, Rating: 5.33

Mechanical 'Artificial Hearts' Can Remove Need For Heart Transplant By Returning Heart To Normal
Mechanical 'artificial hearts' can be used to return severely failing hearts to their normal function, potentially removing the need for heart transplantation, according to new research.

Date: 5 Dec 2006, Rating: 3.00