Tag: "biomimetic" at biology news
An artificial cornea is in sight, thanks to biomimetic hydrogels
...ical engineer Curtis W. Frank will present a novel biomimetic
material that's finding its way into artificial corneas. It's a hydrogel, or polymer that holds a lot of water. That material may promise a new view for at least 10 million people worldwide who are blind due to damaged or diseased corneas or many mil...
Smell of success for nanobiosensors
...ward' in smell technology and a clear example of a biomimetic
devices obtained by converging Nano-Bio-Info technologies. Several hundred different proteins, which the SPOT-NOSED researchers genetically copied from rats and grew in yeast, would be needed for an electronic nose to detect almost any smell because...
Marathon of nano-sprinters
...olecular motors have many possible applications as biomimetic
transport systems and are likely to become a key c...opment of powerful single molecule experiments and biomimetic
model systems which permit the study of molecular motors outside cells in a systematic fashion. One ...
Scientists and engineers apply nature's design to human problems
...its initial 17 members, Yen expects an increase in biomimetic
research ?that is, research in biologically inspired design. Already, however, biomimetic
research projects are under way in biosensing, materials design, locomotory devices, systems organiz...
Motor transport in bio-nano systems
...n be isolated from the cells and used to construct biomimetic
transport systems. In order to increase the flux o...olated from biological cells and used to construct biomimetic
transport systems. A relatively simple example for such a system consists of filaments which are ali...