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Growing nerve cells in 3-D dramatically affects gene expression

...ded the other batch in a thicker collagen gel. The bioengineers took great pains to be sure that this one-dimension difference was the only difference in the culture conditions. Team members even counted individuals cells as they went into the dishes to be sure that each dish contained precisely the same amount. ...

Spelling out cancer on the nanoscale

...her at Stanford University School of Medicine, and bioengineers at Cell Biosciences in Palo Alto, collaborated to develop an automated, high-throughput, nano-fluidic system that was able to measure the levels of three oncoproteins: MYC, BCL2, and AKT, in tiny samples drawn as very fine needle aspirates from hemat...

Chemotherapy gel may fight breast cancer and reduce breast deformity

...e for Regenerative Medicine, in collaboration with bioengineers at Carnegie Mellon University, have developed a polymer-based therapy for breast cancer that could serve as an artificial tissue filler after surgery and a clinically effective therapy. Their findings, based on studies with mice, will be presented at...

Fruit fly's beating heart helps identify human heart disease genes

...t heart disease, said the researchers. The team's bioengineers adapted an existing imaging technology to visualiz...t Hubert Amrein, Ph.D. in Duke Medical Center, and bioengineers Joseph Izatt, Ph.D. and Michael Choma, Ph.D. of Duke's Pratt School of Engineering. The research was...

UC Berkeley researchers create a biologically-inspired artificial compound eye

...as dragonflies and houseflies as models, a team of bioengineers at University of California, Berkeley, has created a series of artificial compound eyes. These eyes can eventually be used as cameras or sensory detectors to capture visual or chemical information from a wider field of vision than previously possibl...

Simple idea to dramatically improve dengue vaccinations

...U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The study, from bioengineers and physicists at Rice University, appears in the March 24 issue of the journal Vaccine. The study suggests that the multi-site vaccination strategy, termed polytopic vaccination, may be effective against other diseases as well, including HIV and can...

Supercomputer Dedicated To Bioengineering, Computational Biology Installed

... be made available to computational biologists and bioengineers across the country as part of a new paradigm often referred to as grid computing. The new cluster, which was purchased from Dell for less than $180,000 per Teraflops (trillion floating point operations per second), is a distributed-memory parallel c...

Self-assembled nano-sized probes allow Penn researchers to see tumors through flesh and skin

...ace using only infrared light. A team of chemists, bioengineers and medical researchers based at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota has lodged fluorescent materials called porphyrins within the surface of a polymersome, a cell-like vesicle, to image a tumor within a living rodent. Thei...

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