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World-renowned bioengineers to record history of medical inventions

CLEMSON If you have contact lenses, an artificial hip joint, a dental implant, a mechanical heart valve or just about any medical device in your body, you can thank a bioengineer. The societys founders and past presidents, an international group, will gather to record aTo commemorate the cont...

Potential for noninvasive brain tumor treatment

...sible to treat brain tumors without the side effects associated with the traditional approaches of surgery, systemic chemotherapy or radiation. The bioengineers designed and built an ultrasound catheter that can fit into large blood vessels of the brain and perform two essential functions: provide real-time mo...

How cells change gears: New insights published in Nature Genetics

...is research, published in Nature Genetics , could also improve our understanding of how organs and other complex tissues develop. The UC San Diego bioengineers are part of a Japan-based global research consortium, the Genome Network Project, which generated one of the first close-to-comprehensive looks at a h...

UC San Diego engineers develop novel method for accelerated bone growth

...y medical benefits due to their ability to be converted into selected types of newly generated cells. During their research, the group of UC San Diego bioengineers and material science experts used a nano-bio technology method of placing mesenchymal stem cells on top of very thin titanium oxide nanotubes in order...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. to Present at Two Upcoming Healthcare Conferences

...'s Disease and Batten Disease, and its ConviviaTM product candidate in aldehyde dehydrogenase ("ALDH2") deficiency. In its preclinical programs Raptor bioengineers novel drug candidates and drug-targeting platforms derived from the human receptor-associated protein ("RAP") and related proteins which are designed ...

Nanoparticles aid bone growth

... In the first study of its kind, bioengineers and bioscientists at Rice University and Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands, have shown they can grow denser bone tissue by sprinkling stick-...

Cartilage regeneration '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'

... HOUSTON, June 4, 2008 -- bioengineers at Rice University have discovered that intense pressure -- similar to what someone would experience more than a half-mile beneath the ocean's surface...

New method of drug delivery more effective at reaching brain tumors

... New Haven, Conn. bioengineers at Yale and Cornell have created a modified chemotherapy that more effectively reaches and remains at the site of brain tumors by adding a water-solu...

Vista Partners Updates Coverage on Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp.

...s business consists of two segments: its 100% ownership of Raptor Pharmaceutical Inc. ("Raptor Inc."), a development stage biotechnology company which bioengineers novel drug candidates and drug- targeting platforms derived from the human receptor-associated protein ("RAP") and related proteins; and its 100% owne...

Vista Partners Initiates Coverage on Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp.

...maceuticals Corp.'s (the "Company") sole business is its 100% ownership of Raptor Pharmaceutical Inc., a development stage biotechnology company which bioengineers novel drug candidates and drug-targeting platforms derived from the human receptor-associated protein ("RAP") and related proteins. The Company's prec...
Bioengineers in Medical Technology

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Announces Phase 2a Clinical Trial Initiation in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

... Disease and Batten Disease, and its Convivia(TM) product candidate in aldehyde dehydrogenase ("ALDH2") deficiency. In its preclinical programs Raptor bioengineers novel drug candidates and drug-targeting platforms derived from the human receptor-associated protein ("RAP") and related proteins to target cancer, n...
Bioengineers in Medical Definition

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...macists), (physiotherapy,physiotherapists), respiratory therapists , speech therapists , occupational therapists , radiographers, dietitians and bioengineers . The scope and sciences underpinning human medicine overlap many other fields. Dentistry and psychology , while separate disciplines from medici...
Bioengineers in Biological News

New method developed by UC San Diego bioengineers gives regenerative medicine a boost

Bioengineers at UC San Diego have developed a breakthrough method for sequencing-based methylation profiling, which could help fuel personalized regenerative medicine and even lead to more efficient and cost-effective methods for studying certain diseases. To do this, the researchers, led by K...

UC San Diego bioengineers fill holes in science of cellular self-organization

The chemical and biological aspects of cellular self-organization are well-studied; less well understood is how cell populations order themselves biomechanically how their behavior and communication are affected by high density and physical proximity. Bioengineers and physicists at the University...

Rice bioengineers pioneer techniques for knee repair

A breakthrough self-assembly technique for growing replacement cartilage offers the first hope of replacing the entire articular surface of knees damaged by arthritis. The technique, developed at Rice University's Musculoskeletal Bioengineering Laboratory, is described in this month's issue of the ...

Finding the constant in bacterial communication

...nding environment. Even though there are millions of different kinds of bacteria with their own ways of sensing the world around them, Duke University bioengineers believe they have found a principle common to all of them. The researchers said that a more complete understanding of communication between cells ...

Caltech researchers explore how cells reconcile mixed messages in decisions about growth

... dividing. Understanding the process by which these competing environmental cues are reconciledas well as understanding the cues themselvesmight allow bioengineers to promote tissue growth when and where it's needed, and to discourage it when and where it's not. The tug-of-war between these two sets of influen...

Autonomous robot detects shrapnel

... DURHAM, N.C. bioengineers at Duke University have developed a laboratory robot that can successfully locate tiny pieces of metal within flesh and guide a needle to its exact lo...

Potential for non-invasive brain tumor treatment

...sible to treat brain tumors without the side effects associated with the traditional approaches of surgery, systemic chemotherapy or radiation. The bioengineers designed and built an ultrasound catheter that can fit into large blood vessels of the brain and perform two essential functions: provide real-time mo...

Limping rat provides sciatica insights

...y developed animal model for the painful nerve condition known as sciatica should help researchers diagnose and treat it, according to Duke University bioengineers and surgeons. Sciatica is not a single disorder, but rather a diverse range of symptoms, such as numbness or pain from the lower back to the feet, ...

Magnetic nano-'shepherds' organize cells

... DURHAM, N.C. -- The power of magnetism may address a major problem facing bioengineers as they try to create new tissue -- getting human cells to not only form structures, but to stimulate the growth of blood vessels to nourish that grow...

UC San Diego bioengineering professor trey ideker wins 2009 Overton Prize

...ional Biology's press release on the 2009 Overton Prize. Trey Ideker at UC San Diego Will Breast Cancer Spread? An Answer from UC San Diego bioengineers Led by Trey Ideker Cell, Heal Thyself: New Systems Biology Model from Trey Ideker Reveals How Cells Repair DNA Damage UC San Diego Bioenginee...
Bioengineers in Biological Technology

Gold nanostar shape of the future

...r testing for environmental contaminants. While nanoparticles have been the rage across a wide spectrum of sciences, a new study by Duke University bioengineers indicates that of all the shapes studied to date, stars may shine above all the rest for certain applications. The key is light, and how that ligh...

Genetic clock makers at UC San Diego publish their 'timepiece' in Nature

... UC San Diego bioengineers have created the first stable, fast and programmable genetic clock that rel... conditions of their E. coli cells with great precision. This enables the bioengineers to track exactly what environmental conditions affect their clocks' blink r...

New yeast trick for eating favorite food: Details in Nature paper

...as possible whenever it is available. UC San Diego bioengineers have recently identified a previously unknown mech...nts, rather than in steady-state environments. The bioengineers built yeast growth chambers in which food is deliv...rimental results and the model predictions got the bioengineers thinking about what could be happening that is not...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Expands Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board

...rently running clinical trials in patients with aldehyde dehydrogenase ("ALDH2") deficiency and nephropathic cystinosis. Raptor's preclinical division bioengineers novel drug candidates and drug-targeting platforms derived from the human receptor-associated protein ("RAP") and related proteins to target cancer, n...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Closes $10 Million Private Placement

...to develop Raptor's pipeline of drug product candidates from early stage to clinical stage through to commercialization. Raptor's preclinical division bioengineers novel drug candidates and drug-targeting platforms derived from the human receptor-associated protein ("RAP") and related proteins, while Raptor's cli...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. Announces Presentation at 5th International Cystinosis Conference 2008

...to develop Raptor's pipeline of drug product candidates from early stage to clinical stage through to commercialization. Raptor's preclinical division bioengineers novel drug candidates and drug-targeting platforms derived from the human receptor-associated protein ("RAP") and related proteins, while Raptor's cli...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. To Present at BIO 2008 International Convention

...or Pharmaceutical Inc. ("Raptor Inc."); and its 100% ownership of clinical-stage development company Bennu Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Bennu"). Raptor Inc. bioengineers novel drug candidates and drug-targeting platforms derived from the human receptor-associated protein ("RAP") and related proteins, while Bennu advanc...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Cysteamine in Huntington's Disease

...tage biotechnology company Raptor Pharmaceutical Inc. ("Raptor Inc."); and its 100% ownership of clinical-stage development company Bennu. Raptor Inc. bioengineers novel drug candidates and drug- targeting platforms derived from the human receptor-associated protein ("RAP") and related proteins, while Bennu advan...

First Annual Autism Conference at Packard Children's and Stanford Brings Parents and Researchers Together

...rd's medical school, co-directs the Stanford Autism Working Group -- a collaboration of physicians, geneticists, neuroscientists, cell biologists, and bioengineers dedicated to discovering the neurological and biological basis of the complex disorder. The conference is meant to be the first in a series of product...
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