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).

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Nano-Bombs to Treat Acne?

4 Mar 2011

Rating: 3.20

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

Life Sticks: Bioengineers' Sticky Insights Illuminate Biological Processes

23 Feb 2010

Rating: 4.00

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."

Major Improvements Made In Engineering Heart Repair Patches From Stem Cells

23 Feb 2010

Rating: 4.67

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.

Discovery Allows Scientists for the First Time to Annotate Genomes Experimentally

23 Feb 2010

Rating: 4.50

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.

Computational Biology Illuminates How Cells Change Gears

23 Feb 2010

Rating: not rated

Bioinformatics researchers from UC San Diego just moved closer to unlocking the mystery of how human cells switch from "proliferation mode" to "specialization mode."

New Ultrasensitive Electronic Sensor Array Speeds Up DNA Detection

23 Feb 2010

Rating: 5.00

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.

Researchers Pave The Way For Effective Liver Treatments

23 Feb 2010

Rating: 4.00

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.

Bioengineers Succeed in Producing Plastics Without the Use of Fossil Fuels

23 Feb 2010

Rating: 3.00

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.

Supportive Materials to Help Regenerate Heart Tissue

23 Feb 2010

Rating: 4.25

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.

Reengineering a food poisoning microbe to carry medicines and vaccines

17 Jun 2009

Rating: 3.33

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

Natural solar collectors on butterfly wings inspire more powerful solar cells

16 Feb 2009

Rating: 4.14

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

Microscopic “hands” for building tomorrow’s machines

2 Feb 2009

Rating: 3.80

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.

Development of a novel strategy for engineering high-affinity proteins by yeast display

10 Oct 2008

Rating: 4.00

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

Engineering translocations with delayed replication: evidence for cis control of chromosome replication timing

10 Oct 2008

Rating: not rated

A chromosome engineering strategy that allows the generation of chromosomes with this DRT/DMC phenotype.

Comparative analysis of microarray normalization procedures: effects on reverse engineering gene networks

10 Oct 2008

Rating: not rated

An increasingly common application of gene expression profile data is the reverse engineering of cellular networks.

Scientists develop 'clever' artificial hand

9 Oct 2008

Rating: 3.38

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

Coating improves electrical stimulation therapy used for Parkinson's, depression, chronic pain

9 Oct 2008

Rating: not rated

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.

Brain's timing linked with timescales of the natural visual world

9 Oct 2008

Rating: 2.00

Extreme precision needed to accurately represent the slowly changing visual world

Study breaks ground in revealing how neurons generate movement

9 Oct 2008

Rating: not rated

When the eye tracks a bird's flight across the sky, the visual experience is normally smooth, without interruption.

Harnessing the brain's plasticity key to treating neurological damage

9 Oct 2008

Rating: 4.00

The need for strategies that treat complex neurological impairments has never been greater.