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2011-06-10 08:04:00

PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), the organization providing capital investments and customized company formation and business growth programs to the region's life sciences enterprises, announced through its President and CEO, John W. Manzetti, the creation of the Bioengineering Innovation and Commercialization Program (BICP) that PLSG will lead in partnership with the Biomedical Engineering Society of the University of Pittsburgh....

2010-11-16 22:21:38

Bioengineers from the University of California, San Diego have achieved the "Triple Crown" of stem cell culture "“ they created an artificial environment for stem cells that simultaneously provides the chemical, mechanical and electrical cues necessary for stem cell growth and differentiation. Building better microenvironments for nurturing stem cells is critical for realizing the promises of stem-cell-based regenerative medicine, including cartilage for joint repair, cardiac cells for...

2010-08-10 07:26:00

Clark School of Engineering Program is Available On-Campus and 100% Online COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The faculty of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, A. James Clark School of Engineering have developed an online master's degree program to better meet the needs of working bioengineers in the Washington, D.C., Metro area, across the United States and world-wide. "Long before recent news articles listed...

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2010-06-03 08:01:09

Discovery has Potential Applications in Tissue Regeneration and High-Performance Textiles In Nature, cells and tissues assemble and organize themselves within a matrix of protein fibers that ultimately determines their structure and function, such as the elasticity of skin and the contractility of heart tissue. These natural design principles have now been successfully replicated in the lab by bioengineers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the School of...

2010-03-16 08:00:00

HONOLULU, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- TruTag Technologies, a spinout of Cellular Bioengineering, Inc., was selected as the 2010 North American Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Innovation of the Year by Frost & Sullivan. TruTag(TM) microtags ('TruTags') are secure, optically encoded micro-crystals made of pure, nanoporous silica, which is deemed "Generally Regarded as Safe, or (GRAS)" by the FDA. Therefore, TruTags are edible and can be used to authenticate and identify medicine, food and...

2010-01-25 15:40:53

With seed money from the National Science Foundation (NSF), bioengineers from the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University are ramping up efforts to characterize the thousands of control elements critical to the engineering of microbes so that eventually, researchers can mix and match these "DNA parts" in synthetic organisms to produce new drugs, fuels or chemicals. Today, a single designer microbe can take years to create and cost tens of millions of dollars, since each...

2009-12-09 10:21:47

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. New results from UC San Diego on using adult stem cells to regenerate heart tissue in environments that mimic a human post-heart-attack heart were presented this week in San Diego at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)....

2009-08-22 11:45:41

UCSF researchers have identified the two key circuits that control a cell's ability to adapt to changes in its environment, a finding that could have applications ranging from diabetes and autoimmune research to targeted drug development for complex diseases. The new findings are featured as the cover story in the August 21, 2009 issue of the journal Cell. The limited number of circuits that can achieve adaptation represents a fundamental shift in our understanding of this important...

2009-05-05 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (NYSE: AOB), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving health through the development, manufacture and commercialization of a broad range of prescription and over the counter ("OTC") products in China, today announced the Company's participation in the following conferences: -- Merrill Lynch Asian STARS 2009, held May 6-8 at the Ritz Carlton in Singapore. Ms. Lily Li, the Company's...

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2009-04-10 08:11:07

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." The big idea is that cells, tissues and organisms hailing from all limbs of the tree of life respond to stimuli using basic biological "modules." For example, the researchers outlined similar strategies across biology for fulfilling the tasks of "sticking together" (cell-cell interactions), "sticking to their...