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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

University Of Illinois At Chicago Researchers Create Lifelike Cardiac Tissue
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyola University Medical Center are growing lifelike cardiac tissue for possible use in the scaffolding and repair of damaged heart cells.

Date: 20 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Engineered virus provides impetus in search for HIV vaccine
A hybrid gene therapy vector that contains components of two viruses could provide a vehicle for producing a vaccine against a host of diseases, including the human immunodeficiency virus, said researchers

Date: 20 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Medical/Bioengineering Researchers Show Titanium Debris Sabotage Artificial Joints
Microscopic titanium particles weaken the bonding of hip, knee, and other joint replacements, according to research

Date: 20 Sep 2006, Rating: 3.00

Bioengineering of Surface GD3 Ganglioside for Immunotargeting Human Melanoma Cells
GD3Bu-specific antibodies became potent cytotoxic reagents against Bu-SK-MEL-28 cells when GD3Bu molecules were incorporated, according to this study...

Date: 10 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Bioengineered Teeth from Cultured Rat Tooth Bud Cells
The authors were able to demonstrate the successful bioengineering of mature tooth structures from single-cell suspensions of cultured rat tooth bud cells in this study...

Date: 10 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

A bubble-driven microfluidic transport element for bioengineering
The authors demonstrated the principle of doublet streaming and described the ensuing transport in this article.

Date: 10 Aug 2006, Rating: 2.50, 5 pages

Tissue engineering, stem cells, cloning, and parthenogenesis: new paradigms for therapy
The present article reviews recent progress in tissue engineering and describes applications of these new technologies that may offer novel therapies for patients with end-stage organ failure.

Date: 10 Aug 2006, Rating: 2.75, 4 pages

Development of a Small, Implantable Right Ventricular Assist Device
This article describes the initial phase of this program(i.e. to design, develop and clinically evaluate RVAD), including the pump design and in vitro test results.

Date: 10 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

A completely biological tissue-engineered human blood vessel
In this report, the feasibility of producing a completely biological TEBV exclusively from human cells was established.

Date: 10 Aug 2006, Rating: 5.00, 8 pages

Tissue engineering of cartilage in space
The authors studied tissue engineering in space by using cartilage as a model musculoskeletal tissue.

Date: 10 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Weaving cartilage at zero g: the reality of tissue engineering in space
A simple overview about tissue engineering...

Date: 10 Aug 2006, Rating: 10.00

Engineering Approaches for the Detection and Control of Orthopaedic Biofilm Infections
In this paper two engineering-based approaches for the detection and control of biofilm infections associated with orthopaedic implants that can be deployed in situ were described.

Date: 10 Aug 2006, Rating: 2.00, 12 pages

Biomaterials Approaches to Combating Oral Biofilms and Dental Disease
Possibilities for biomaterials to impact the dental caries epidemic are reviewed with emphasis placed on novel delivery biomaterials and new therapeutic targets.

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: 5.00, 14 pages

Rice bioengineers pioneer techniques for knee repair
A breakthrough self-assembly technique for growing replacement cartilage offers the first hope of replacing the entire articular surface of knees damaged by arthritis.

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Building a hand-held lab-on-a-chip to simplify blood tests
A cell phone-sized blood-count machine requiring less blood than a mosquito bite will make blood tests easier for many patients, from neonatal units to astronauts in space.

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Six-billion-dollar Human Is Becoming Reality, As Bionics Restores Or Expands Humans' Abilities
In the mid-1970s, when scientists in a popular TV series rebuilt a wounded, barely-living test pilot into the world's first bionic man, making him "better, stronger, faster," the field of medical bionics was the stuff of science fiction.

Date: 4 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

Gold nanoparticles may simplify cancer detection
Binding gold nanoparticles to a specific antibody for cancer cells could make cancer detection much easier, research finds...

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: 5.67

Eye Strips Images Of All But Bare Essentials Before Sending Visual Information To Brain, UC Berkeley Research Shows
The eye as a camera has been a powerful metaphor for poets and scientists alike, implying that the eye provides the brain with detailed snapshots that form the basis for our rich experience of the world.

Date: 4 Apr 2007, Rating: 3.00

Reversible microlenses to speed chemical detection
Scientists have created technology capable of detecting trace amounts of biological or chemical agents in a matter of seconds, much faster than traditional methods, which can take hours or up to a day.

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Scientists "Muscle" Sci-Fi Into Reality
Artificial muscles may someday upstage the world heavyweights of wrestling in a championship arm-wrestling match.

Date: 4 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated