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Engineering Life

By , , and | August 1, 2013

Cellular “tinkering” is critical for establishing a new engineering discipline that will lead to the next generation of technologies based on life’s building blocks.

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Cell-Based Computing Goes Analog

By | May 20, 2013

Synthetic biologists are looking to analog, not digital, circuits to create cell-based calculators that can add, divide, and even perform algorithms.

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Bacteria Make Diesel Molecules

By | April 24, 2013

By engineering the genome of E. coli with genes from several sources, scientists have coaxed the microbe to produce diesel-replica hydrocarbons.

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Printing 3-D Synthetic Tissues

By | April 4, 2013

A 3-D printer lays liquid droplets into tissue-like materials that can fold automatically and carry currents.

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Start It Up

By | April 1, 2013

Young researchers who left the academic path to transform their bright ideas into thriving companies discuss their experiences, and how you can launch your own business.

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Synthetic Vaccine Is Safer, More Stable

By | March 29, 2013

Scientists develop a safer vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease by reproducing the protein shells that encase the disease-causing virus.

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DNA Machines Inch Forward

By | March 5, 2013

Researchers are using DNA to compute, power, and sense.

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Buffering Against Alcohol

By | February 17, 2013

Using a new assembly method, scientists have combined multiple enzymes in a polymer nanocapsule to reduce blood alcohol levels and liver damage in drunken mice.  

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Top 10 Innovations 2012

By | December 1, 2012

The Scientist’s 5th installment of its annual competition attracted submissions from across the life science spectrum. Here are the best and brightest products of the year.

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Next Generation: In Vivo Drug Factories

By | August 13, 2012

Researchers use UV light to stimulate protein production in nano-sized delivery capsules in mice.

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