synthetic biology

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that precisely mimic real, living nerve cells responding to a range of stimulations have been designed by a team of scientists supported by the EU-funded CResPace project. With its promise to bring new insights into the diagnosis and treatment of conditions as varied as cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, bioelectronic… Read more

When we have small wounds on our skin or muscles they can usually heal by themselves. But in deeper wounds – such as those in diabetic patients or in muscle tissue after a heart attack – repair is more difficult. These sorts of issues often require more serious treatments, and may eventually need amputation or… Read more

Researchers have developed a novel tool that offers a means of control over engineered cells, and it comes from a seemingly unlikely source: the hepatitis C genome. In combination with a widely available antiviral medication, the new system offers a highly specific way to turn engineered cells on and off, with an existing, proven medication… Read more

Body organs such as kidneys, livers and hearts are incredibly complex tissues. Each is made up of many different cell types, plus other components that give the organs their structure and allow them to function as we need them to. For 3D printed organs to work, they must mimic what happens naturally – both in… Read more

A new method to target the mitochondria of a cancer cell has been developed by researchers affiliated with the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST). The research team expects that their study could pave way for new generation of anti-cancer drugs. In-situ assembly of amphiphilic peptides with accompanying cellular functions inside a living cell… Read more