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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

Nano-Bombs to Treat Acne?
Nano-bombs filled with lauric acid can become a possible treatment to selectively target bacteria causing acne

Date: 4 Mar 2011, Rating: 3.20

Life Sticks: Bioengineers' Sticky Insights Illuminate Biological Processes
Sticky is good. A University of California, San Diego bioengineer is the first author on an article in the journal Science that provides insights on the "stickiness of life."

Date: 23 Feb 2010, Rating: 4.00

Major Improvements Made In Engineering Heart Repair Patches From Stem Cells
University of Washington (UW) researchers have succeeded in engineering human tissue patches free of some problems that have stymied stem-cell repair for damaged hearts.

Date: 23 Feb 2010, Rating: 4.67

Discovery Allows Scientists for the First Time to Annotate Genomes Experimentally
Over the last 20 years, the sequencing of the human genome, along with related organisms, has represented one of the largest scientific endeavors in the history of humankind.

Date: 23 Feb 2010, Rating: 4.50

Computational Biology Illuminates How Cells Change Gears
Bioinformatics researchers from UC San Diego just moved closer to unlocking the mystery of how human cells switch from "proliferation mode" to "specialization mode."

Date: 23 Feb 2010, Rating: not rated

New Ultrasensitive Electronic Sensor Array Speeds Up DNA Detection
A novel electronic sensor array for more rapid, accurate and cost-efficient testing of DNA for disease diagnosis and biological research has been developed by scientists at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

Date: 23 Feb 2010, Rating: 5.00

Researchers Pave The Way For Effective Liver Treatments
A combination of bioengineering and medical research at the University of California, San Diego has led to a new discovery that could pave the way for more effective treatments for liver disease.

Date: 23 Feb 2010, Rating: 4.00

Bioengineers Succeed in Producing Plastics Without the Use of Fossil Fuels
A team of pioneering South Korean scientists have succeeded in producing the polymers used for everyday plastics through bioengineering, rather than through the use of fossil fuel based chemicals.

Date: 23 Feb 2010, Rating: 3.00

Supportive Materials to Help Regenerate Heart Tissue
Bioengineers from University of California, San Diego are developing new regenerative therapies for heart disease that could influence the way in which regenerative therapies for cardiovascular and other diseases are treated in the future.

Date: 23 Feb 2010, Rating: 4.25

Reengineering a food poisoning microbe to carry medicines and vaccines
Scientists have genetically engineered Listeria monocytogenes, a food poisoning bacteria, to serve as a harmless new way to deliver medicine and vaccines

Date: 17 Jun 2009, Rating: 3.33

Natural solar collectors on butterfly wings inspire more powerful solar cells
The discovery that butterfly wings have scales that act as tiny solar collectors has led scientists in China and Japan to design a more efficient solar cell

Date: 16 Feb 2009, Rating: 4.14

Microscopic “hands” for building tomorrow’s machines
In a finding straight out of science fiction, chemical and biomolecular engineers in Maryland are describing development of microscopic, chemically triggered robotic “hands” that can pick up and move small objects.

Date: 2 Feb 2009, Rating: 3.80

Development of a novel strategy for engineering high-affinity proteins by yeast display
Yeast display provides a system for engineering high-affinity proteins using a fluorescent-labeled ligand and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS).

Date: 10 Oct 2008, Rating: 4.00, 7 pages

Engineering translocations with delayed replication: evidence for cis control of chromosome replication timing
A chromosome engineering strategy that allows the generation of chromosomes with this DRT/DMC phenotype.

Date: 10 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated, 10 pages

Comparative analysis of microarray normalization procedures: effects on reverse engineering gene networks
An increasingly common application of gene expression profile data is the reverse engineering of cellular networks.

Date: 10 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Scientists develop 'clever' artificial hand
Scientists have developed a new ultra-light limb that can mimic the movement in a real hand better than any currently available.

Date: 9 Oct 2008, Rating: 3.38

Coating improves electrical stimulation therapy used for Parkinson's, depression, chronic pain
Researchers have designed a way to improve electrical stimulation of nerves by outfitting electrodes with the latest in chemically engineered fashion: a coating of basic black, formed from carbon nanotubes.

Date: 9 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

Brain's timing linked with timescales of the natural visual world
Extreme precision needed to accurately represent the slowly changing visual world

Date: 9 Oct 2008, Rating: 2.00

Study breaks ground in revealing how neurons generate movement
When the eye tracks a bird's flight across the sky, the visual experience is normally smooth, without interruption.

Date: 9 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

Harnessing the brain's plasticity key to treating neurological damage
The need for strategies that treat complex neurological impairments has never been greater.

Date: 9 Oct 2008, Rating: 4.00