Latest Bioengineering Stories

2012-01-19 12:00:00

New awards program honoring a decade of bioprocess featuring 12 individual awards. Nominations open through March 30, 2012, awards announcement June 2012. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 19, 2012 BioProcess International (BPI), a business-to-business publication dedicated to delivering cutting-edge information focused on the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals and therapeutics, announces the opening of nominations for the inaugural BioProcess International Awards. The 2012...

2011-12-16 14:04:01

BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, started the trail operation of "BGI-BOX", its first cloud computing terminal server, in China Agricultural University on December 8. BGI-BOX is designed for users without bioinformatics background and it allows users to access bioinformatics analysis and genomic data in their own laboratories with the advantages of easy to use, high flexibility and user-friendly interface. With the rapid development of high-throughput sequencing technology...

2011-11-21 08:00:00

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Membrane Bioreactors market. The global market for Membrane Bioreactors is forecast to reach US$888 million by the year 2017, driven by stringent effluent discharge norms, rising water scarcity, and enhanced emphasis on water reuse and recycling for freshwater conservation. Other factors fuelling market growth include technological advancements, the need to replace traditional equipment, and increasing application across various...

2011-11-17 03:18:12

Scientists are reporting development and successful initial testing of the first practical "smart" material that may supply the missing link in efforts to use in medicine a form of light that can penetrate four inches into the human body. Their report on the new polymer or plastic-like material, which has potential for use in diagnosing diseases and engineer new human tissues in the lab, appears in ACS' journal Macromolecules. Adah Almutairi and colleagues explain that near-infrared (NIR)...

2011-10-06 12:37:22

WPI researchers turn a smart phone into a medical monitor. An iPhone app that measures the user's heart rate is not only a popular feature with consumers, but it sparked an idea for a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researcher who is now turning smart phones, and eventually tablet devices, into sophisticated medical monitors able to capture and transmit vital physiological data. A team led by Ki Chon, professor and head of biomedical engineering at WPI, has developed a smart phone...

2011-10-03 22:51:28

Previously inaccessible target sites may be reached for diagnosis and treatment using this material Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed what they believe to be the first polymeric material that is sensitive to biologically benign levels of near infrared (NRI) irradiation, enabling the material to disassemble in a highly controlled fashion. The study represents a significant milestone in the area of light-sensitive material for non-invasive medical and...

2011-09-22 06:18:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research shows lasers may aid in neuron regeneration. The discovery has the potential to help diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. In the study, investigators used lasers to build tiny, intricate scaffolds that can be used as delivery vehicles to drop cells off at damaged locations. They showed their ability to effectively harness the growth of neuronal cells. Repairing neural tissue -- such as peripheral nerves, spinal cord and the brain -- has long been...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'