Author Archives: B Eaton

Spotlight on Biomimicry – 5 Tech Innovations Inspired by Nature

Spotlight on Biomimicry – 5 Tech Innovations Inspired by Nature

Could the key to a sustainable future for our planet lie within the planet itself? That’s the central concept behind biomimicry, or biomimetics—an approach to innovation that draws inspiration from nature to develop solutions to global human challenges and to solve problems in fields like medicine, engineering, and materials science. Essentially, biomimicry seeks to leverage… Continue Reading

You’ll Never Guess What This Biohybrid Robot Is Made From

You’ll Never Guess What This Biohybrid Robot Is Made From

The creation of a biohybrid robot, a living machine that combines mechanical components with organic elements, might sound like something straight out of a science fiction story, but in fact, it’s been the subject of scientific experiments for years. However, while previous groups of researchers have tended to stick with conventional sources of organic material,… Continue Reading

Could Optogenetics Restore Vision to the Blind?

Could Optogenetics Restore Vision to the Blind?

Earlier this year, the first human trials of optogenetics were launched by RetroSense Therapeutics, a Michigan-based biotechnology company seeking to restore sight to patients with retinal degenerative conditions through the use of innovative gene therapy techniques. Read on to learn more about what optogenetics could mean for the future of vision restoration. What is optogenetics?… Continue Reading

Spotlight on Wearable Medical Technology – 8 Amazing Devices

Spotlight on Wearable Medical Technology – 8 Amazing Devices

Wearable technology devices that monitor overall health and track signs and symptoms of medical conditions are becoming a very hot commodity. These devices, which give patients more agency and provide medical professionals with more accurate and current data, are expected to be one of the biotechnology innovations that will most significantly impact the development of… Continue Reading

A Look at the Top Trends in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Today

A Look at the Top Trends in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Today

The biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry’s ongoing drive for improved productivity and efficiency has led to the emergence of a number of important trends over the last year. Read on to learn more about what forces are shaping and driving biopharma manufacturing today. Continuous bioprocessing According to biotechnology marketing research and publishing firm BioPlan Associates’ most recent… Continue Reading

This Amazing New Test Can Detect Cancer in Minutes

This Amazing New Test Can Detect Cancer in Minutes

The way we test for cancer could be about to change dramatically thanks to a revolutionary new screening method that was recently unveiled by scientists at UCLA. The most impressive thing about this new test? It’s entirely spit-powered. Lead researcher David Wong and his UCLA colleagues have developed a new technique for detecting the presence… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About the Human Genome Project

What You Need to Know About the Human Genome Project

For many scientists, researchers, and members of the public who love technological innovation, the recent announcement of a project to synthesize the human genome can’t help but recall another memorable launch that took place nearly 26 years ago. October 1, 1990, marked the launch of the original Human Genome Project: a ground-breaking, international research collaboration… Continue Reading