The body’s protector from all things dangerous, the immune system is a highly adaptive line of defense in the body consisting of a network of cells, skin and proteins guarding … Continue Reading First three-component artificial immune system made of DNA computers.
Bio-computers use systems of biologically derived molecules, such as DNA and proteins, to build circuitry inside cells which can perform computational calculations involving storing, retrieving, and processing data. In turn, … Continue Reading Artificial protein builds autonomous circuits to control any cellular process.
Recent progress in synthetic biology offers the potential to optimize the production of virtually any compound, as well as the development of previously unknown ones. Engineered synthetic biological systems are … Continue Reading Intelligent cells improve production of pharmaceutical raw materials.
Computing using DNA relies on information being encoded very concisely onto the base pair sequence joining strands, making DNA a focus of attention for very high-density molecular memories, however, the … Continue Reading Reprogrammable self-assembling DNA computer developed.
DNA computing is a form of synthetic biology using DNA and biotechnical hardware on the nano-scale to store data and compute information. As the makeup of all organisms on earth … Continue Reading Synthetic cells use DNA computers to communicate and compute data.
Knee replacement surgery, where a damaged, worn or diseased knee is replaced with an artificial joint, is the most common joint replacement procedure, with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons … Continue Reading Prototype smart, bionic knee implant can power itself.
A smart home is a home automation system capable of controlling lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances, it may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems. … Continue Reading Proof-of-concept for nextgen smart home capable of ‘listening’ to and evaluating its inhabitants.
Biomolecular monitoring in the gastrointestinal tract could offer rapid, precise disease detection and management, however, it is impeded by access to the remote and complex environment. Now, a study from … Continue Reading Researchers develop an ingestible bacteria-on-a-chip to diagnose disease.
Thrombosis occurs when blood clots disrupt the normal flow of blood in the body, which can cause severe health problems such as pulmonary embolism, heart attack or stroke. Current treatments … Continue Reading Smart patch successfully monitors blood to release blood thinners as needed in animal model.
Seven-year-old Foster’s fingertips are so calloused from pricking them that he now draws blood from the sides of his fingers instead. His mother, Tricia, says his thighs are next. Diagnosed … Continue Reading Novel ‘smart’ insulin automatically adjusts blood sugar in animal model.