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Scientists Bioengineer New Teeth in Mice

They hope feat will someday lead to organ generation for humans MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers in Japan report that they've grown new teeth in mice with the help of bioengineered tissue, an early sign of progress in the effort to grow new organs in humans. The resea...

Myostatin inhibitors may improve recovery of wartime limb injuries

... Study collaborators include Dr. Li Liang of the life sciences company MetaMorphix, who will oversee development of the inhibitors; Dr. Xuejun Wen, bioengineer at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C.; and David Immel, radiographic imaging expert at Savannah River National Laboratory in Aiken, S.C., who will pr...

UC San Diego researchers target tumors with tiny 'nanoworms'

...r physicians the ability to increase the efficacy of drugs by allowing them to deliver them directly to the tumors, said Sangeeta Bhatia, a physician, bioengineer and a professor of Health Sciences and Technology at MIT who was part of the team. They could decrease the side effects of toxic anti-cancer drugs by ...

Immunotherapy: enlisting the immune system to fight cancer

...cells consume foreign invaders and instruct the immune system to attack them. Listeria thrives within APCs and thus directs an immune response. We bioengineer Listeria both to attenuate it and to cause it to secrete a tumor-specific antigen fused to a listerial protein, which makes it more effective than Lis...

Reconstructing mandibular defects with bioengineered tooth and bone

...tly, the prognosis is often unpredictable, especially in young patients, whose jaws continue to grow, while the implant remains fixed. The ability to bioengineer combined tooth and bone constructs, which would grow in a coordinated fashion with the surrounding tissues, could potentially improve the clinical out...

Scientists explore consciousness

...ing of conscious perception, by showing how single neurons in the human brain reacted to perceived and nonperceived images. University of Leicester bioengineer Dr Rodrigo Quian Quiroga is spearheading this study which is opening new possibilities of exploring a hitherto relatively unchartered scientific area....

Orthofix International Acquires InSWing(TM) Interspinous Process Spacer

...was developed by a team at LFC Sp. Zo.o. that included Dr. Marek Szpalski M.D., Dr. Robert Gunzburg M.D., Ph. D. and Dr. Lechoslaw F. Ciupik, Ph.D., a bioengineer who was the team's chief designer. Dr. Szpalski is Chairman of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery at the Iris South Teaching Hospitals in Brussels, Belgium...

UC Researchers: Low-cost malaria cure will not be a distant dream

... mass production of the medicines most important ingredient, and thus enhance the capacity to lower the costs of each dose by 25 cents. Berkeley bioengineer Jay Keasling leading a team, has been at this task for over two years, and finally it is bearing fruit. It will now be possible to manipulate bacteria...

Artemisinin May Prevent Breast Cancer

...he University of Washington.// Artemisinin has been used to combat malaria since early times. Henry Lai, who conducted the study with fellow UW bioengineer Narendra P. Singh, said that the findings had shown that the substance was selectively toxic to cancer cells. “Based on earlier studies, artemi...

Worried About The Sensitive Skin Of Your 2 Year Old? Fetal Skin Cells To Offer Help

...gel-like film that could be easily removed. This resulted in spontaneous healing of the wounds that would have taken days or months otherwise. The bioengineer skin was used on eight children aged 14 months to nine years old, who had deep second- and third-degree burns to their hands, feet, legs or buttocks. ...
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UC Davis bioengineer receives Hartwell Foundation grant to address skull fusion disorder of infants

With support from a foundation that champions cutting-edge medical research, a biomedical engineer at UC Davis will start work this month on developing a new treatment for infants born with disorders that cause the sutures of their skulls to prematurely fuse together. The new approach is based ...

NIH awards Clemson bioengineer $1.5 million to improve durability of tissue heart valves

CLEMSON The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Naren Vyavahare, Hunter Endowed Chair and professor of bioengineering at Clemson University, more than $1.5 million over four years to develop durable bioprosthetic heart valves (BHVs). Aortic valves taken from pigs are used in thousa...

Generation innovation: Young UC San Diego bioengineer to use NIH grant to fuel tissue engineering

At 30, Karen Christman, an assistant bioengineering professor at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, plans to help fuel the growing field of tissue engineering. With a new $1.5 million New Innovator Award grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Christman will be able to do j...

Clemson bioengineer wins prestigious Early Career Award

CLEMSON Ning Zhang, assistant professor of bioengineering at Clemson University and the CU-MUSC Bioengineering Program, has received the prestigious 2008 Early Career Translational Research Award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. The foundation judged Zhang's research on an injectable hy...

UC Riverside bioengineer receives high honor from chemical engineers

RIVERSIDE, Calif. As a boy growing up in Brooklyn, NY, UC Riverside's Jerome Schultz would often sneak into his father's office at home to peer into a microscope to examine slides of tissues his father, a physician, had on hand. Over the years, that early interest in science evolved into an ...

MIT bioengineer advances survival, promise of adult stem cells

MIT researchers have developed a technique to encourage the survival and growth of adult stem cells, a step that could help realize the therapeutic potential of such cells. Adult stem cells, found in many tissues in the body, are precursor cells for specific cell types. For example, stem cells fo...

Researchers design first model motor nerve system that's insulated and organized like the human body

...reatments do not yet exist. Researchers at the UCF have identified this to be a result of a deficiency in model research systems. James Hickman, a bioengineer at UCF and the lead researcher on this project explained: "The nodes of Ranvier act like power station relays along the myelin sheath. They chemically...

Scattered light rapidly detects tumor response to chemotherapy

...echniques, such as MRI or PET, or pathological response at time of surgery" said Julie Ostrander, Duke molecular cancer biologist, who along with Duke bioengineer Kevin Chalut were the paper's first authors. "If we had a way to detect early on in the apoptotic process whether or not a drug was working, patien...

Forced evolution: Can we mutate viruses to death?

... "We wanted to focus more attention on the roles that recombination and horizontal gene transfer play in the evolution of viruses and bacteria," said bioengineer Michael Deem, the study's lead researcher. "So, we incorporated both into the leading models that are used to describe bacterial and viral evolution, ...

New blood test for Down syndrome

...need to draw a small amount of blood from the woman. The blood is analyzed and the results are available within a couple of days, said Quake, who is a bioengineer at Stanford. Quake's interest in developing new technology to diagnose aneuploidies was sparked when he read a research article published in the jour...

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UCF team's advanced nerve cell system could help cure diabetic neuropathy, related diseases

...anvier, each of which chemically boosts the signal, allowing it to travel to the next node. "They're like power station relays," says James Hickman, a bioengineer at UCF who led the new research, which achieved the first successful nodes of Ranvier formation ever on motor nerves in a lab culture, among other adv...

Life sticks: UC San Diego bioengineer's sticky insights published in journal Science

... Sticky is good. A University of California, San Diego bioengineer is the first author on an article in the journal Science that provides in...stitute and the UCSD Institute for Engineering in Medicine. Engler is a bioengineer and mechanical engineer by training. He earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engine...
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