Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists working to bioengineer
the entire human gastrointestinal system in a laboratory now report using pluripotent stem cells to grow human esophageal organoids.
Robert Carlson calculated that the capabilities of DNA sequencers and synthesizers have followed a pattern similar to computing.
Displaying a related project, FES bioengineer
Joris Lambracht, his upper arm taped with electrodes and a special motion sensor, showed how electrical signals from residual shoulder muscles--along with shoulder movements--could be used to maneuver a virtual prosthetic arm in a videogame environment.
The participants were then randomly divided into groups of four members each, and the various groups were each assigned a female bioengineer
from Table 1 to research.
"Our lab's research mission is to prevent falls and [fall-related] injuries in healthy and older adults," says Pittsburgh bioengineer
Age 31 / Occupation Bioengineer
and Founder/ SSC Enterprises
We were among the first to insert new genes into corn, a troublesome grain to bioengineer
. [See box at right.] We attracted funding from Cotton Incorporated to genetically engineer cotton so it won't be killed by accidental drift of chemicals from neighboring fields.
"The ability to bioengineer
transplantable livers and liver tissues would be a great benefit to people suffering from liver diseases who need innovative treatments to save their lives," said Takebe at Cincinnati Children's.
Since 2001, biochemist George Bennett and bioengineer
Ka-Yiu San, both professors at Rice University, have been tinkering with Escherichia coli to coax it to convert sugars to succinate, a chemical with multiple industrial uses.
Utilizing a novel system that mimics the fetal environment, Laura Niklason, an anesthesiologist and bioengineer
at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., has used cells taken from adult pigs' arteries to grow blood vessels that look and act like the real thing.
Flies, bees, and other insects see with faceted eyes made of thousands of lens-capped, light-guiding columns called ommatidia, says bioengineer
Viewed under a microscope, "they move very fast," says bioengineer
Jianzhong Xi of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).