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Priming embryonic stem cells to fulfill their promise

...lth conditions. SangeetaBhatia and Shu Chien, UCSD bioengineering professors, and ChristopherJ. Flaim, a bioengineering graduate student, described the cell-culturetechnique in a paper published in the February issue of ...

Examination of internal 'wiring' of yeast, worm, and fly reveals conserved circuits

... protein interactions inside," said Trey Ideker, a bioengineering professor at the University of California, San Diego and one of the nine co-authors of the paper. "Ultimately, this type of wiring analysis will help us more fully explain how the diversity of life developed on the planet, and more practically, how a...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Create 'Obedient Virus'; First Step To Use Measles Virus Against Cancer

... send the virus after it." How They Did It Using bioengineering techniques, the team reprogrammed the measles virus to seek a cancer cell to bind to instead of its natural binding partner. Then they invented a "molecular tag" that they attached to structures on the outside of the cancer-seeking measles virus. Thi...

Supercomputer Dedicated To Bioengineering, Computational Biology Installed

...dn't be found in a small room in the basement of a bioengineering building." The cluster's management tool is calle...ing more than 400 boxes containing the Dell nodes, bioengineering researchers this week had modeled how electrical impulses trigger contractions in the heart of a pig...

Nanoscale Diagnostic Sets Sights on Alzheimer's

...face with biological molecules." ?Sohi Rastegar, a bioengineering expert and the NSF program director who oversees t...support of the Northwestern NSEC and several other bioengineering centers. "This will be a biosensing system with high sensitivity and specificity that can help heal...

Young Blood Revives Aging Muscles, Stanford Researchers Find

...r Irina Conboy, PhD, now an assistant professor of bioengineering at UC-Berkeley, are joint first authors on the paper. Other Stanford researchers who contributed to the work include former postdoctoral scholar Amy Wagers, PhD, now an assistant professor at Harvard, and Iriving Weissman, MD, the Karel and Avice Bee...

Team Invents Device For Weighing Individual Molecules

...Roukes, professor of physics, applied physics, and bioengineering at Caltech and the founding director of Caltech's Kavli Nanoscience Institute, the technology his group has announced this week shows the immense potential of nanotechnology for creating transformational new instrumentation for the medical and life s...

By creating molecular bridge, scientists change function of a protein

...nois. He also is an affiliate in the chemistry and bioengineering departments. ...

Disease diagnosis, bioengineering covered at state nano summit

...gnosis and treatment of disease and as reagents in bioengineering applications. The proteins used in these experiments are almost always naturally occurring and derived from living organisms. However, these proteins are not optimized to carry out anything other than their natural role. Krause proposes that if the w...

'Cookbook recipes' would cure disease with nontoxic DNA delivery systems

...of materials science and engineering, physics, and bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and corresponding author of the paper. "By understanding some of the physics, we now have recipes for assembling delivery systems with different structures, which can have intrinsically different, c...

Researchers learn how blood vessel cells cope with their pressure-packed job

...n, a coauthor of the PNAS paper and a professor of bioengineering and medicine and director of the Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering at UCSD. When Chien and his collaborators stretched the cells back and forth along one axis in the miniature workout chambers, the cells formed stress fibers perpendicular ...

Nanoparticles, nanoshells, nanotubes: How tiny specks may provide powerful tools against cancer

...vance the use of this technology. One, reported by bioengineering graduate student Andre Gobin, is the first to demo...of cancer wherever it may hide, says study author, bioengineering graduate student Amanda Lowery In the study that Lowery reports, the researchers hooked "Y"-shaped...

Researchers quantify more noise in gene expression

...enotypes, an indication of heterogeneity which led bioengineering researchers at the University of California, San D...at is definitely not the case," said Jeff Hasty, a bioengineering professor at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering. "Many individual genes produce less than 10 copies...

Phenotype is influenced by nature, nurture and noise

...es released online Sept. 30, the scientists led by bioengineering professor Jeff Hasty reported that a newly developed computer model shows that a combination of unscripted biochemical variations, or noise, leads to oscillations in gene regulation that couldn't otherwise be predicted. Such noise is routinely descri...

How E. coli bacterium generates simplicity from complexity

...ple themes," said Bernhard Palsson, a professor of bioengineering at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering and co-author of the study, which was made available online Dec. 15. "Researchers have confirmed the complexity of individual parts of biochemical networks in E. coli and other model organisms, but our large-sca...

Researchers develop new method to help find deadly malaria parasite's Achilles heel

... authors of the study, Trey Ideker, a professor of bioengineering at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, and two graduate students, Silpa Suthram and Taylor Sittler, said the malaria parasite's protein interactions "set it apart from other species." "We've known since the Plasmodium genome was sequenced three yea...

Patterns in genome organization may partially explain how microbial cells work

...e its most important feature to many Realtors, and bioengineering researchers at the University of California, San D...red before," said Bernhard Palsson, a professor of bioengineering at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering and adjunct professor of medicine and co-author of the analys...

University of Utah to help build bionic arm

...lectrodes that was developed by University of Utah bioengineering Professor Richard Normann. If the University of ... over four years. The company, founded by former U bioengineering graduate student Shane Guillory, will make the belt-pack computer and electronics to translate signa...

Both alcoholism and chronic smoking can damage the brain's prefrontal cortex

...lectrodes that was developed by University of Utah bioengineering Professor Richard Normann. If the University of ... over four years. The company, founded by former U bioengineering graduate student Shane Guillory, will make the belt-pack computer and electronics to translate signa...

Wrinkled membranes create novel drug-delivery system

...t occurs," said Chaieb, who also is a professor of bioengineering and a researcher at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. "And the amount of wrinkling is dependent upon the degree of membrane polymerization that took place." One problem that remains is how to cool the capsules without harmin...

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