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Bacterial Photographs Created By Student Scientists!

... the world, we might expect more from the field of bioengineering in the years to come....

Islet cells producing insulin cultivated in the lab

... to researchers at the University of Calgary whose bioengineering team announced //that they have developed a way of growing pancreatic cells in their laboratory. In the words of Dr. Leo Behie, “This is a significant milestone on the path to effectively producing human tissue that may be used to treat Type 1 dia...

Rice University wins Prestigious Grants from HHMI

...ram. With the funding a new introductory course in bioengineering which focuses the development of new healthcare technologies which can overcome world health challenges including cancer, Implantable devices for the treatment of heart disease, development of new vaccines etc. With such a wide caliber of research ...

University Envisages Improvements in Artificial Arm

...lectrodes that was developed by University of Utah bioengineering Professor Richard Normann. If this device gets selected for the bionic arm, electrode arrays will be implanted in some or all of the four major nerves in the residual limbs of people with upper-arm amputations. Each of the 100 electrodes would sele...

UCLA Researchers Transform Stem cells From Fat tissues Into Smooth Muscle

...tissue. Rodriguez turned to associate professor of bioengineering Dr. Benjamin Wu at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science for help. Wu's team developed a special device to evaluate the cells' ability to contract by tracking movement of micro beads dispersed in a collagen gel embedded w...

Fimbriae Help Bacteria Stick Around Inside the Body

...co-author Dr. Wendy Thomas, assistant professor of bioengineering at the UW. The researchers found that fimbrial uncoiling and recoiling events balance each other at an intermediate force level that corresponds to the force at which the sticky protein tip forms the most stable bond with the surface. Thus, the me...

Technology Predicts Outcome of Child Heart Surgery

... second chance in life. Using advanced imaging and bioengineering tools, the project hopes to describe how blood flows in this type of circulation and how this blood flow might be altered to extend the life of the patients,” said Mark Fogel, M.D., director of cardiac MR in the Cardiac Center at Children’s Hospital ...

Research on Human Metabolic Disorders

...earchers led by Bernhard ? Palsson, a professor of bioengineering in the Jacobs School of Engineering, unveiled the BiGG (biochemically, genetically, and genomically structured) database as the end product of this phase of the research project. Each person's metabolism, which represents the conversion of food sou...

First-Ever Robotic Pancreatectomy Performed at UIC

...ose Oberholzer, associate professor of surgery and bioengineering at UIC and director of cell and pancreas transplantation at the medical center. Near was diagnosed with pancreatitis in 2002 and underwent surgery to drain a pancreatic pseudocyst. Since then, his chronic familial pancreatitis has caused sporadic s...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...r Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, assistant professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. "It also helps us understand conceptually how something that seems as hard to get traction on as depression can have a really quantitative, concrete basis." The work also may have implications for the se...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

...eer Rafael V. Davalos and University of California bioengineering professor Boris Rubinsky. For decades, researchers have been aware of electroporation increasing the permeability of a cell from none to a reversible opening to an irreversible opening. Given that irreversible concept kills the cells, Davalos and ...

Scientists Find Single Circuit Channeling Depression in Rats

...ience's website. Karl Deisseroth, a professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, said the circuit can help explain why there can be many causes and treatments of depression. "It also helps us understand conceptually how something that seems as hard to get traction on as depression can ...

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