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Bacterial ‘FM Radio’ Developed By Researchers
2014-04-10 13:46:36

By Kim McDonald, UC San Diego Programming living cells offers the prospect of harnessing sophisticated biological machinery for transformative applications in energy, agriculture, water remediation and medicine.  Inspired by engineering, researchers in the emerging field of synthetic biology have designed a tool box of small genetic components that act as intracellular switches, logic gates, counters and oscillators. But scientists have found it difficult to wire the components...

2014-04-07 11:14:25

UH Math collaborates with Rice on synthetic gene circuit A long-standing challenge in synthetic biology has been to create gene circuits that behave in predictable and robust ways. Mathematical modeling experts from the University of Houston (UH) collaborated with experimental biologists at Rice University to create a synthetic genetic clock that keeps accurate time across a range of temperatures. The findings were published in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

2014-03-29 23:04:06

On April 9, noted biomedical researcher Stephen C. Cowin will describe a promising model for studying nutrient transport from the vascular system to bone tissue, transport that has a direct bearing on the prevention of bone loss. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Preventing bone deterioration is a critical aspect of combating osteoporosis, improving bone implants, and even making long-term space flight possible, such as voyages to Mars and beyond. On April 9, noted biomedical researcher...

2013-08-08 23:18:20

Sarang-Sieminski will continue to focus on strengthening the pedagogical aspects of SCOPE to make it a culminating experience that integrates the Olin curriculum. (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Alisha Sarang-Sieminski, associate professor of bioengineering at Olin College of Engineering, has been named director of the college’s Senior Capstone Program in Engineering (SCOPE). Prior to the appointment, Sarang-Sieminski served as a faculty advisor and, from 2011, as assistant director of the...

Smart, Self-healing Hydrogels Have Possibilities In Medicine, Engineering
2012-03-06 04:22:48

[ Watch the Video ] University of California, San Diego bioengineers have developed a self-healing hydrogel that binds in seconds, as easily as Velcro, and forms a bond strong enough to withstand repeated stretching. The material has numerous potential applications, including medical sutures, targeted drug delivery, industrial sealants and self-healing plastics, a team of UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering researchers reported March 5 in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings...

2011-12-14 13:00:00

DNA2.0 announces the integration of the first standardized information exchange framework for synthetic biology into the company's breakthrough gene design and assembly application. Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 DNA2.0 the leading provider of bioengineering solutions, today announced the integration of the Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) into the companyâs groundbreaking gene design and assembly tool, Gene Designer. SBOL is a synthetic biology standard...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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