Category: Bioengineering

CD8 cytotoxic T lymphocytes.

Scientists have engineered immune cells that attack and kill HIV.

Tags: Bioengineering Disease HIV.


Plant that a company has genetically modified to produce human insulin. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Drugs Insulin Plants.

Antascomicin B.

Nerve-regenerating molecule scarcely found in nature that researchers are trying to build from scratch. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Molecule Research Synthesis.

Bacterial nanowires.

Microbiologist discovers that bacteria can sprout tiny wires called pili which can be bioengineered to power electronic devices. (via)

Tags: Bacteria Bioengineering Discovery Energy Microbiology Power.

Spermatogonial stem cells.

Scientists grow mice in the lab from artificial sperm. (via)

Tags: Animals Bioengineering Life Stem cells.


Scientists have synthetically reproduced the fruit compound responsible for the natural smell of green apples.

Tags: Bioengineering Biofermentation Fruit Genes Research Smell Synthetics.


Scientists use electricity to build up layers of cells and engineer real human tissue. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Electricity Tissue.


Chemical intermediate derived from fructose sugar that can be turned into plastic. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Biomass Materials Plastics.


Antibody engineered from a genetically modified tobacco plant is being used in the production of a hepatitis vaccine. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Disease Plants Vaccine.


Fabrication process that produces bioactive vascular grafts designed to help patients regenerate new arteries. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Cardiovascular Health Materials.

Tissue-engineered grafts.

Scientists engineer skeletal tissue to be electrically conductive and beat like a heart. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Heart Pacemaker Research Tissue.

High-tensile nanocomposite.

Scientists engineer a strong new nanomaterial by fusing silica and spider silk.

Tags: Bioengineering Materials Nanotechnology.


Scientists have created a molecule that prevents cells from aging.

Tags: Age Bioengineering Future Research.


Plant hormone that when altered may allow people to control the growth of plants and grasses. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering.

Ventria Bioscience.

Company has developed a drug to combat diarrhea by growing rice engineered with human protein.

Tags: Bioengineering Business Controversy Drugs Food Genes Health.


Engineered virus that causes brain tumors to eat themselves. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Cancer Research.

Artificial compound eye.

Bioengineers used an array of 8700 hexagonal microlenses to successfully mimick the honeycomb pattern of an insect eye.

Tags: Bioengineering Bugs Eye Technology.

Neuron-powered CPU.

Rat nerve cell has been used to successfully ping a semiconductor computer chip. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Cells Milestones Research.


Researchers build tiny batteries using viruses as power. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Energy Genes Virus.

Bone morphogenetic protein 6.

Growth factor that converts cells derived from human fat into cartilage. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Research.


California company is fusing computing with biology in a process they call virtual cell biology to one day create real life dragons. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Computers Future Pets.

Organometallic compounds.

Scientists engineer nanoparticles on top of a plant virus. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Nanotechnology Virus.

Transgenic mosquito.

Researchers have engineered mosquitoes to be resistant to infection by dengue fever virus.

Tags: Bioengineering Bugs Virus.

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

Algae strain is being engineered to produce all of the world’s hydrogen needs.

Tags: Bioengineering Gas Plants.


Computer program that helps scientists design DNA sequences.

Tags: Bioengineering DNA Genes Web.

Faux gristle.

Scientists successfully produce synthetic human collagen. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Matter Milestones Research Technology.

Physarum polycephalum.

Yellow mold is being used to control a robot. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Plants Research Robots.

Directed evolution.

Scientists have manipulated a benign virus to bypass the immune system and act as a delivery agent for gene therapy.

Tags: Bioengineering DNA Genes Virus.


Scientists have engineered an enzyme in plants to remove carbon dioxide more quickly from the atmosphere.

Tags: Bioengineering Genes Global warming Plants.

Hydroxyapatite-polymer composite.

Scientists have mimicked the way seawater freezes to create a strong porous bone-like material.

Tags: Artificial limb Bioengineering.

Mesenchymal stem cells.

Scientists will try to make bones from human blood. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Controversy Health Make.

Ankyrin repeats.

Spiral-shaped protein coils discovered that generate force when extended or contracted and act like miniature springs.

Tags: Bioengineering Discovery Nanotechnology.

Lactococcus lactis.

Scientists have modified yogurt bacteria to release a drug that blocks the HIV virus.

Tags: Bioengineering Disease Food.

F1-V fusion antigen.

Researchers have modified tobacco plants to produce a vaccine strong enough to combat plague. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Disease Plants.

What’s up, Doc?

Scientists want to create a human-rabbit embyo. (via)

Tags: Animals Bioengineering DNA Research Science.

Chloroplast genetic engineering.

Molecular biologist has grown anthrax vaccine in tobacco plants. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering People Plants Research.

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