Applications of Biotechnology: History and Prospects

Archived Webinar
Nov 4, 2010
The vast majority of the early societal benefit and commercial success in biotechnology arose from expressing single genes in bacteria and mammalian cells, to manufacture pharmaceuticals.

AIChE Journal Highlight: Non-Viral Gene Delivery for Cancer Therapy

Journal Highlight
As researchers gain more insight into the molecular basis of cancer cell genesis, proliferation, and metastasis, gene therapy has emerged as a promising strategy for cancer treatment. In particular, the non-viral delivery of therapeutic nucleic acid...

Tattoos as Diagnostic Devices

August 15, 2011

There's not much sexy—let alone unobtrusive—about many of today's medical monitoring devices, given the many wires and electrodes that are often needed to collect data from a patient. But that may be about to change. A professor of materials science has created an "electronic tattoo" that can monitor various body functions

Study Points to Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine

December 30, 2016

Researchers at the University of Michigan have had a significant breakthrough in creating a customized therapeutic vaccine for treating colon and melanoma cancer tumors in mice.

Medical Potential for Temporary Nanoparticle Tattoos

September 26, 2016

Tests by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have recently shown that nanoparticles modified with polyethylene glycol selectively affect specific areas of the immune system, showing potential

Nanodiamonds Show Promise for Cancer Drug Delivery

January 27, 2015

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered that nanodiamonds can be used to effectively deliver chemotherapy drugs and eliminate chemoreisistant cancer cells.

Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Inspired by Blood Cells

December 30, 2014

Aaron C. Anselmo of University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), presents his work on nanoparticle drug delivery systems inspired by human blood cells in an AIChE poster session.

Google Aims to Spot Cancer and Heart Disease with Wristband

November 5, 2014

Google has announced that one of the special projects it's working on entails creating a wristband that will perform diagnostic tests on the wearer, such as looking for indicators of cancer and heart disease, among other ailments.

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