Red blood cells (RBCs) are described as our very own shipping system, transporting oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues. Biological RBCs are extremely flexible, squeezing through tiny spaces … Continue Reading Synthetic red blood cells mimic natural ones, possess multiple applications.
In synthetic biology, an artificial cell or minimal cell is an engineered particle capable of biomimicking one or many functions of a biological cell. A living artificial cell has been … Continue Reading Most lifelike synthetic eukaryotic cells manufactured yet.
In evolutionary biology, protocells are thought to be a stepping-stone to the origin of life, hypothesized as the first cells to transfer genetic information via RNA before the onset of … Continue Reading Researchers develop synthetic prototissue capable of synchronized beating.
An artificial cell is a bioengineered particle mimicking a naturally occurring biological cell. The hypothesis involves synthetic entities biomimicking some of the properties of natural cells, such as surface characteristics, … Continue Reading New artificial cells successfully minimized to target and kill specific bacteria.
The unique properties of naturally occurring immune cells in the human body have inspired many efforts to synthetically engineer a unit capable of mimicking their behaviors. Now, a study from … Continue Reading Researchers develop synthetic T cells, that function like the human version.
The new field of biohybrid robotics involves the use of living tissue amalgamated with robotic structures to engineer cybernetic entities. Muscle is a potentially viable component of these robots, … Continue Reading The dawn of biohybrid robotics is here.
With the rapid advancement of robotic research, it has become increasingly important to develop biomimetic micro- or nanorobots capable of translating biological principles into robotic systems. Now, a study from … Continue Reading Biomimetic nanobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood.
Synthetic biology, the manufacture of previously unseen biologics, proffers unlimited potential to manipulate or rebuild imperfect processes within the body on the nanoscale. Mimicking biological processes by engineering nanostructures for … Continue Reading Tiny implants for single-cells are functional in vivo.
It took 48 hours after an earthquake hit Nepal for a global network of volunteers to fill in big gaps in the nation’s map for relief workers on the ground. … Continue Reading Proof-of-concept shows that using cyborg insects to map large disaster zones is sound.
Various neuronal activity recording and stimulating devices enable cellular exploration to further understand AI, brain diseases, and work towards developing the ‘immortal download’. Brain functions are controlled by millions of … Continue Reading A small step towards the immortal download, new neurochip records long-term brain cell activity.
Biomimicry is an engineering technique that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products with processes which mirror the … Continue Reading Researchers develop world’s first biomimetic ciliary-motion microrobots.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are among the major stem cells used for cell therapy and regenerative medicine. In-vivo cell-tracking by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is crucial for regenerative medicine, allowing … Continue Reading Biomimetic method produces large numbers of MRI-trackable mesenchymal stem cells.
Biomimicry or biomimetics is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products and processes … Continue Reading New biomimetic nanoparticle successfully treats eye cancer in animal model.
The liver plays a critical role in how the body metabolizes drugs and produces key proteins. This is why liver models are increasingly being developed in the lab as platforms … Continue Reading Researchers successfully 3D-print biomimetic liver tissue for drug screening.
A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle. Engineers at the University of Illinois demonstrated a class of walking bio-bots powered by muscle cells and controlled with … Continue Reading Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command.