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Latest Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Stories

2013-08-20 00:20:06

IBN's novel technique brings researchers closer to viable organ implantsSingapore, Aug 20, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have developed a simple method of organizing cells and their microenvironments in hydrogel fibers. Their unique technology provides a feasible template for assembling complex structures, such as liver and fat tissues, as described in their recent publication in Nature...

2013-04-22 08:20:01

New IBN Peptides May Help Researchers Combat Alzheimer's, Diabetes and CancerSingapore, Apr 22, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Amyloids, or fibrous aggregates of abnormally folded proteins, are a common feature in degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer. Amyloids occur naturally in the body, but despite decades of research, their mechanism of formation remains unknown, hampering drug development efforts. Now, a new class of ultrasmall peptides developed by the Institute of...

2013-03-16 08:20:02

Singapore, Mar 16, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - The liver is an important target organ for drug testing because all drugs pass through it for detoxification. This is a process whereby harmful substances are reduced or removed from the body. Drugs that cannot be detoxified may cause poisoning or other lethal side effects. IBN researchers have now made it possible for companies to predict the toxicity of new drugs earlier, potentially speeding up the drug development process and reducing the cost of...

2013-02-21 04:20:01

Applications Include In Vitro Toxicology, Disease Models & Regenerative MedicineSingapore, Feb 21, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have successfully generated human kidney cells from human embryonic stem cells in vitro(1). Specifically, they produced the renal cells under artificial conditions in the lab without using animals or organs. This has not been possible until now.According to IBN Executive Director, Professor Jackie...

2012-08-24 12:20:01

This technology can be used to power airplanes, vehicles and electronic devicesSingapore, Aug 24, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Using a mixture of gold, copper and platinum nanoparticles, IBN researchers have developed a more powerful and longer lasting fuel cell material. This breakthrough was published recently in leading journal, Energy and Environmental Science.Fuel cells are a promising technology for use as a source of electricity to power electronic devices, vehicles, military aircraft and...

2012-05-09 14:27:29

Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world´s first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute, have developed a miniaturized biochip for investigating the effect of drugs on cancer stem cells (CSCs). Published recently in Nano Today, this new technology could boost the development of more effective cancer drugs. In a tumor, CSCs form a small and distinct class of cancer cells that are more resistant to chemotherapy. Similar to stem...

2012-05-09 04:20:03

Singapore, May 9, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world's first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute, have developed a miniaturized biochip for investigating the effect of drugs on cancer stem cells (CSCs).Published recently in Nano Today, this new technology could boost the development of more effective cancer drugs.In a tumor, CSCs form a small and distinct class of cancer cells that are more resistant to...

2012-04-23 03:13:37

Singapore, Apr 20, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Could engineered human stem cells hold the key to cancer survival? Scientists at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world's first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute, have discovered that neural stem cellspossess the innate ability to target tumor cells outside the central nervous system. This finding, which was demonstrated successfully on breast cancer cells, was recently published in leading peer...

2011-04-04 13:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have made a nanomedicine breakthrough in which new types of polymers were shown to physically detect and destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria and infectious diseases like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, known as MRSA, while leaving healthy cells unharmed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) Discovered by applying...


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