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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

An Eye On The Tongue
To allow blind people to "see with their tongue" appears strangely effective.

Date: 4 Apr 2007, Rating: 10.00

Duke engineers develop new 3-D cardiac imaging probe
A three-dimensional ultrasound cardiac imaging probe was created that can be inserted inside the esophagus. The probe creates a picture of the whole heart in the time it takes for current ultrasound technology to image a single heart cross section.

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: 2.00

New 'implanted contacts' designed to fix nearsightedness
UT Southwestern Medical Center ophthalmologists will be the first in the area to insert a new type of implanted lens to fix nearsightedness.

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Artificial Muscles To Be Used On Robotic Space Explorers
Artificial muscles that should give space robots animal-like flexibility and manipulation ability will get their first test on a small NASA rover destined to explore an asteroid.

Date: 4 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

UC Berkeley researchers create a biologically-inspired artificial compound eye
Using the eyes of insects such as dragonflies and houseflies as models, a team of bioengineers has created a series of artificial compound eyes.

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Noninvasive Approach To Salvaging Limbs Helps Young Bone Cancer Patients
The latest collaboration of doctors and mechanical engineers has produced a new type of prosthesis that stretches and lengthens damaged legs without the need for painful surgery and long periods of rehabilitation.

Date: 4 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

University Of Utah To Help Build Realistic Bionic Arm
University of Utah researchers will receive up to $10.3 million to help develop a new prosthetic arm that would work, feel and look like a real arm.

Date: 4 Apr 2007, Rating: 5.00

UCSD researchers develop 'smart petri dish'
Researchers have developed what they call a "Smart Petri Dish" that could be used to rapidly screen new drugs for toxic interactions or identify cells in the early stages of cancer circulating through a patient's blood.

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

MRIs Better At Diagnosing Needs For 'Bionic Ear' Implants
Magnetic resonance imaging is a better diagnostic tool for cochlear ear implants than the more commonly used high-resolution computed tomography, a UT Southwestern study shows.

Date: 4 Apr 2007, Rating: 2.00

Life cycle of operons yields new look at bacterial genetics
News: Researchers has determined the life cycle of operons. Their findings could also in the future have bearing on the advancement of the emerging field of synthetic biology...

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Robot wheelchair may give patients more independence
Engineers are developing a robotic system that may offer wheelchair-dependent people independent, powered mobility and the ability, depending on patient status, to move to and from beds, chairs and toilets without assistance

Date: 2 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Next-Generation Biomaterials To Help Body Heal Itself
The next generation of biomaterials will help the body heal itself by prompting cells to repair their own tissues, scientists report.

Date: 4 Apr 2007, Rating: 8.00

Coming soon: 3-D imaging that flies 'through' and 'around' cancer
News: Researchers demonstrated for the first time the ability to create 3-D positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) images for "fly-through" and "fly-around viewing" of cancer in the lungs and colon...

Date: 9 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Diabetes Research Yielding Breakthrough Success: Bioengineering Team Successfully Growing Insulin-producing Cells In Lab
Researchers are developing the first bioreactor procedures that grow pancreatic cells in vitro.

Date: 27 Jun 2006, Rating: 1.00

Researchers Combine Electronics With Living Cell To Create Potential Toxicity Sensor
Researchers have found a way to tap into the telltale electrical signals that mark cell death, opening the door to the creation of a "canary on a chip"...

Date: 4 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

World's First 'Bionic Woman' Unveiled By Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has introduced Claudia Mitchell, the first woman to be successfully fit with RIC's original Bionic Arm technology.

Date: 4 Apr 2007, Rating: 6.50

Nanotubes used for first time to send signals to nerve cells
Texas scientists have added one more trick to the amazing repertoire of carbon nanotubes -- the ability to carry electrical signals to nerve cells.

Date: 27 Jun 2006, Rating: not rated

UCSF Begins Clinical Trials For New Bionic Ear For Profoundly Deaf Adults
UCSF researchers will begin clinical trials this month of the Clarion CII Bionic Ear cochlearimplant to help adults with profound hearing loss to hear again.

Date: 4 Apr 2007, Rating: 5.00

New Method Joins Human Cells with Plastic
Biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a protein that helps human cells attach to plastic molecules, an advance that could have applications in tissue engineering, nerve regeneration, drug delivery, implants and medical

Date: 27 Jun 2006, Rating: 3.00

"Bionic Ear" Implanted By Penn Surgeons To Give Hearing To The Deaf: FDA-Approved Device Provides The World's Fastest Hearing Technology
PA Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center's Department of Otorhinolaryngology are now surgically implanting the recently FDA-approved "bionic ear," bringing hearing to once-deaf adults throughout the Delaware Valley.

Date: 4 Apr 2007, Rating: 4.50