Making Muscle: Tissue Engineering in MUSC's Department of Surgery

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Samir Fakhry, M.D., Chief of MUSC's Division of General Surgery, and Michael Yost, PhD, Associate Chair of Research in MUSC's Department of Surgery, discuss the promise of engineered tissues for the treatment of surgical and trauma patients. Engineered tissue can instruct the body to regenerate native tissue instead of generating scar, improving cosmetic and functional outcomes. Bioprinters, 3D printers for living tissue, will help realize the promise of engineered tissue for clinical care.k

Science Nation - Creeping Crawling Caterpillars

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Roly-Poly role models for future robots Sometimes it pays to be spineless. Take the caterpillar--it can squirm and crawl in ways that would make a contortionist green with envy. One such animal, a green tobacco hornworm, dangles off Barry Trimmer's finger, half of its body squirming and bending in mid-air. What fascinates Trimmer, a Tufts University biology professor, is how caterpillars can move in ways animals with spines and skeletons can't. For this and more Science Nation, go to...


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The Olympics are a unique chance to marvel at the physical abilities of these world-class athletes. But what makes them unique? After all, they're made of the same flesh and blood as the rest of us--how did they become Olympians? Dan Fletcher, an associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley has some answers.

Francis H. Arnold: Laboratory Evolution (MWV55)

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In episode 55 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Washington, D.C., on February 18, 2011, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Francis H. Arnold, Ph.D., Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, at the California Institute of Technology. Maloy talks with Arnold about laboratory evolution to generate novel and useful enzymes and organisms for applications in medicine and in alternative...

Scott S. Terhune, Ph.D.

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Scott S. Terhune, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, describes his research in proteomics, mass spectrometry and Human Cytomeglavirus (HCMV).

What is the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin

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Andrew Greene, Ph.D., describes the research foci of the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in International Health- The Philippines: Part 1 of 5

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(Part 1 of 5) Dr. Michael Kron, a Tropical Medicine Physician and Researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin, discusses challenges and opportunities in international health, focusing on his work in drug discovery regarding Filariasis in the Philippines.

Genomic association study (CHIP-Seq) of Liver X receptors beta in combination with gene expression analysis

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Genomic association study (CHIP-Seq) of Liver X receptors beta in combination with gene expression analysis presented by Lana Garmire, Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Bioengineering Synovial Fluid with Modulated Hyaluronan Molecular Weight and Function

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This project seeks to gain a better understanding of (1) how cytokines regulate the molecular weight (MW) of the synovial fluid (SF) lubricant molecule hyaluronan (HA), and (2) the relationship between HA MW and lubricating function, to aid in bioengineering functional SF in bioreactors. The regulatory effects of SF cytokines IL-1?, IL-17, IL-32, TGF-?1, and TNF-? on HA MW will be assessed by image-processing analysis of a novel separation and staining method, and the lubricating function...

Statistical-based Control Wrapper for Automated Neuroimaging Data Processing

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The field of functional neuroimaging heavily utilizes numerical data processing, but a lack of uniformity and standarization of subject data and statistical testings heavily cripples working efficiency. This project plans to produce a statistical-based control wrapper that attempts the automated implementation of standarization given an unknown workspace.