Category:Biological Engineering

October 28th, 2014

Important Breakthrough in DNA Computing

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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DNA computing occurs at the intersection of molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry, and it promises an impressive leap in computing power if successful.

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October 23rd, 2014

Nanoparticle Cancer Treatment Goes Straight to Tumor

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Researchers have developed a nanoparticle to deliver a melanoma-fighting drug directly to the cancer.

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October 17th, 2014

4th International Conference on Accelerating Biopharmaceutical Development

By Idell Bryan | Comments (0)
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AccBio 2015 is a four-day conference focusing on scientific, technical, business and regulatory advances in the field of biopharmaceutical development. This conference series, which began in 2007, is dedicated to the advancement of process and product development technologies and capabilities for the acceleration and enablement of biopharmaceutical development.

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September 19th, 2014

Souping-Up Bio-Waste into Supercapacitors

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Mitlin converted industrial hemp waste into a graphene-like nanomaterial for a fraction of the cost – $500 a ton – and it actually outperformed graphene.

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September 10th, 2014

New Tech Opens Door for Single-Molecule Detection, Outdoing Graphene

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Graphene has serious competition, according to researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara, who are using molybdenum disulfide or molybdenite (MoS2) as an ultrasensitive semiconductor material for biosensing.

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August 12th, 2014

Using Mice as Individualized Test Labs for Cancer Patients

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Some cancer patients are turning to mice that are grafted with tumor tissue and become living labs for individual patients.

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July 28th, 2014

Women in Chemical Technology: Nancy Chang

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This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Women in Chemical Technology

Nancy Chang left her home in Taiwan at age 19 and set off for America to study. With the decision to study biology, she took the first step in a long journey that led to a highly successful career in biotechnology.

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July 23rd, 2014

Human Platelets Generated in Vitro

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Researchers have successfully created a bioreactor that generates human platelets in vitro, potentially addressing blood transfusion needs worldwide.

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June 11th, 2014

Personalized Cancer “Vaccine” Passes Major Hurdle

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New immunotherapy treatment uses genetics of patient’s own tumor to fight cancer.

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June 2nd, 2014

Generating Human Blood Vessels with 3D Printing

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Researchers at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston are making progress in manufacturing blood vessels through 3D bioprinting.

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