A potential new tool in the ongoing fight against Ebola has been developed by researchers at Harvard, and it fits on a piece of paper. Dr. James Collins, who led one of the teams involved in designing the system, described it as an “in vitro, sterile, abiotic operating system upon which we can rationally design … Read More

Previously, many thought the idea of robots ever becoming anything other than animated movie characters like that of iRobot, Ex Machina, Her, and Robocop was mind-blowing and relatively far away. Today, the fields of biotechnology, robotics, and artificial intelligence are progressively sky-rocketing in their advances. The reason why there has been so much improvement in these … Read More

Biotechnology is a rapidly developing field with many exciting advances such as the da Vinco surgical system. One of the more unexpected applications of this interaction between technology and biology comes from the “RoboBee Project,” whose goal is to create autonomous robotic insects capable of independent sustained flight. Although laughable at first glance, the RoboBee has … Read More

Modern medicine is not a stand-alone field. It depends on another specialized profession to brainstorm, construct, and improve new technology: biomedical engineers. Biomedical engineers work closely with chemists, physicians, and other scientists to research ways of improving patient care. They design artificial devices and diagnostic machinery, working diligently to ensure the safety of their creations … Read More

As innovations in technology continue to be introduced, researchers are increasingly finding novel ways to incorporate robotics into both biological and medical research. Surgery, for example, is a field where the line between robotics and medicine is increasingly becoming blurred. The development of cutting-edge systems such as the da Vinci® surgical system boast features such as: … Read More

Scientists at the Feinberg School of Medicine associated with Northwestern University have identified a small RNA molecule called miR-182 that can suppress cancer-causing genes in mice with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), one of the deadliest variants of brain cancer. Currently, there is no cure for the disease. Embed from Getty Images Research has shown success in the … Read More

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, is a difficult disease to treat; researchers have spent over three decades trying to create a vaccine. Developing a vaccine for HIV is complicated because the unique marker on the surface of HIV, called “Env“, rapidly mutates and is covered by a protective layer of sugar molecules, making it … Read More

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