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Renewable industrial chemicals from bioengineered bacteria

Escherichia coli bacteria have been manipulated into converting plants into renewable chemicals. The process of bioengineering can create materials suitable as jet fuel, pantyhose and plastic soda bottles.

Success with bioengineered human livers

Cincinnati - Scientists working on the development of artificial human livers have shown some success by bioengineering human liver tissues. The livers were generated from healthy and usable human liver tissue from human pluripotent stem cells.

Op-Ed: The book that told the story of those HeLa cells Special

When we think of genetic engineering, biotech industry, it is easy to assume it is something relatively recent as within the last 20 to 30 years. But in a 2010 best-seller, author Rebecca Skloot revealed that such engineering had been done earlier.

Heart tissue grown on spinach leaves

To overcome a problem of growing human organs in a laboratory, researchers have turned to plants to establish a vascular system that delivers blood deep into the developing tissue. Here beating human heart cells have been grown on spinach leaves.

Yeast used to make morphine

Biologists have successfully introduced bacterial and poppy plant genes into yeast to manufacture morphine. The research is important because opiates are medically essential. However, current production via opium poppy leads to supply inefficiencies.

Bioengineering assists with wound healing

Growth factors have been investigated for use in drugs for soft tissue and bone repair. The results have been successful, paving new strategies for regenerative medicine.

Tissue engineering helps fix damaged hearts

Engineering new heart tissue in the laboratory that could eventually be implanted into patients could help patients to recover from heart attacks, a new report suggests.

Scientists: Bio-tech spinal implant could ease back pain

Cornell University engineers and doctors announced they have built a bioengineered implant to replace injured or degenerated intervertebral spinal column discs, in a project that has advanced to the animal testing stages, ScienceDaily reported.
 

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Researchers turn to the vascular system of plants to solve a major bioengineering problem blocking t...
Researchers turn to the vascular system of plants to solve a major bioengineering problem blocking the regeneration of human tissues and organs.
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Published in 2010 by Broadway Paperbacks - an imprint of Crown Publishing  author Rebecca Skloot s f...
Published in 2010 by Broadway Paperbacks - an imprint of Crown Publishing, author Rebecca Skloot's first bestseller received praise and award-winning recognition for outstanding research and well-presented nonfiction.
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