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Hydrophobic Force, not Hydrogen Bonds, Hold DNA Together

February 4, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hydrophobic forces hold DNA
A research collaboration between biochemists mainly at Chalmers University in Sweden and the University of California at [MORE]

20 Year Forecast for Synthetic Biology

January 7, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Synthetic biology
The Engineering Biology Research Consortium is “futurist-minded” about synthetic biology, with funding from the National Science Foundation and the [MORE]

Wearable Sweat Analyzer

December 17, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wearable sweat skin sensor
This wearable sweat analyzer is more sophisticated than other sweat devices that have come before.  “[University of [MORE]

Detecting and Preventing Seizures with a Wireless Brain Pacemaker

February 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Autonomous closed loop neurostimulator
“UC Berkeley researchers have developed a wireless, autonomous, closed-loop neurostimulator that sits outside the head, monitoring electrical [MORE]

A Genome in a Day

September 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

In living cells, a special polymerase named “terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase” (TdT) adds about a thousand nucleotides per second to a [MORE]

CRISPR Versatility

June 26, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

HHMI Investigator Jennifer Doudna and Colleagues Created DETECTR
CRISPR is best known as a gene editing technology, but this report adds [MORE]

Photonic PCR

November 3, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Quoting directly: “UC Berkeley bioengineers have developed a technology that can make millions of copies of a single gene in [MORE]

Sleep, Memory and Beta-Amyloid

September 8, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain with Beta-Amyloid (right)
Sleep is healthful. Indeed, poor sleep quality may be an early sign of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and [MORE]

A ”Beating Heart” Chip

April 21, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart Cells
It’s no small feat to test drugs on living human heart tissue ex vivo. But that’s what bioengineers at [MORE]


January 20, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

A radio that receives, processes and transmits a signal while costing only pennies, would be a good thing. Such a [MORE]

Toxin Biosensor for Smart Phones

March 18, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

iColour Analyser
Bundling bacteriophage into a patterned “material,” bioengineers at the University of California at Berkeley fabricated a biosensor that shows [MORE]