Category Archives: Biology

How Can 3D Vaccines Help Fight Cancer?

How Can 3D Vaccines Help Fight Cancer?

Thanks to the proliferation of bioengineering advances in recent years, the fight against cancer has seen the development of a number of promising new tools that take a novel approach to tackling this challenging disease, and which could prove significantly more effective than current treatment methods. One of these innovations, which received a great deal… Continue Reading

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

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

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

A Look at the Ambitious Plan to Synthesize the Human Genome

A Look at the Ambitious Plan to Synthesize the Human Genome

The biotechnology community is abuzz with the recent formal announcement that plans are afoot to synthesize the human genome. The announcement, which was published in early June in the journal Science, served as the official launch for the “Human Genome Project-write” (HGP-write), an effort that aims to build on the knowledge of the original Human… Continue Reading