Press release about AIChE and the Society for Biological Engineering joining forces with Wiley to launch "Bioengineering & Translational Medicine".
Press release about SBE's conference on Technology Challenges and Opportunities in Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology.
Co-inventor of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic editing technology and keynote speaker at the 2015 SEED conference, Jennifer Doudna, and 17 other scientists have issued a warning for using the CRISPR tool.
Michael Fischbach (University of California, San Francisco), a speaker at the 2015 SEED conference, and his team have developed an algorithm to look through large sets of bacterial genomes, focusing on the human microbiota.
DARPA has awarded the Wyss Institute a grant to investigate ways to combat gastrointestinal illness with genetically engineered bacteria. Investigators include SEED 2015 co-chair Pamela Silver (Harvard Medical School).
Researchers from MIT have teamed up with those from University of California at San Diego (UCSD), including IMES member Jeff Hasty, to engineer probiotics for detecting cancers that metastasize to the liver.
A team of Northwestern researchers recently published a computational model for investigating cancer-immune interactions. Led by SBE member Joshua Leonard, assistant professor at Northwestern, the model was used for evaluating potential strategies for engineering cell-based therapies.
SBE member Lei Stanley Qi, assistant professor at Stanford, and his colleagues have adapted the CRISPR molecule to regulate the amount of genetic activity in a target gene. The modified CRISPR can also affect two genes without causing other unwanted behaviors.
Congratulations to SBE member Sharon Gerecht, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins, for receiving the $250,000 inaugural President's Frontier Award.
An MIT team including AIChE members Mark Tibbitt and Robert Langer and SBE member Omid Veiseh designed a self-healing hydrogel that can be used for drug delivery. The self-healing properties allow the gel to be inserted into the body via syringe.
AIChE member Leonidas Bleris, assistant professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, is the senior author on a study researching self-destructing genes that can deliver drugs or produce proteins.
AIChE member Joseph DeSimone, a professor of chemical engineering at North Carolina State University, was a corresponding author of a study that created a device that is surgically implanted to deliver drugs to pancreatic tumors. It was effectively tested on mice.
Jan. 15, 2015 - AIChE member Armon Sharei, with help from the MIT labs of AIChE members Klavs Jensen and Robert Langer, researched a new, more effective way to deliver drugs or other genetic material into cells.
Jan. 15, 2015 - SBE member Maciek R. Antoniewicz, University of Delaware, has been chosen to receive the Biotechnology and Bioengineering journal’s 2015 Daniel I. C. Wang Award.
Jan. 13, 2015 - AIChE member Shikha Nangia, Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University, has developed novel methods to simulate computationally protein-quantum dot complexes.
Jan. 13, 2015 - SBE member Nenad Bursac, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, helped lead this research. The grown muscle responds to external stimuli similarly to native tissue would, and therefore has potential to be used in drug tests.
As evidence of global climate change continues to become more apparent, the world is exploring ways for humans to live sustainable lives on Earth.