Buildings grown by bacteria -- new research is finding ways to turn cells into mini-factories for materials
Researchers are turning microbes into microscopic construction crews by altering their DNA to make them produce building materials. The work could lead to more sustainable buildings.
March 23, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: sustainability climate-change biology synthetic-biology construction infrastructure carbon-dioxide-co2 polymers minerals built-environment material-science buildings cyanobacteria
A 3D printing system that controls the behavior of live bacteria could someday enable medical devices with therapeutic agents built in.
Jan. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: manufacturing synthetic-biology 3-d-printing research design media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning
Chemical engineers program bacteria to switch between different metabolic pathways, boosting their yield of desirable products.
Dec. 2, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: bacteria synthetic-biology microbes research school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf biological-engineering chemical-engineering
A new easy-to-use legal tool that enables exchange of biological material between research institutes and companies launches today.
Oct. 11, 2018 • ~5 min
Tags: spotlight-on-innovation plant-sciences synthetic-biology
Alumna’s mini-lab kits include all necessary tools and materials for anyone to start engineering microbes.
April 18, 2018 • ~9 min
Tags: education startups synthetic-biology k-12-education design media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie alumniae education-teaching-academics biological-engineering stem-education maker-movement
With aid of computer algorithm, researchers develop peptides more powerful than those found in nature.
April 16, 2018 • ~6 min
Tags: medicine bacteria synthetic-biology antibiotics microbes research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs biological-engineering
Synthetic biologist hopes to develop treatments for cancer and other diseases.
March 4, 2018 • ~6 min
Tags: dna medicine cancer synthetic-biology microbes profile research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs faculty biological-engineering health-sciences-and-technology
Department of Biology kicks off IAP seminar series with a lecture by synthetic-biology visionary George Church.
Jan. 31, 2018 • ~8 min
Tags: dna genetics crispr bacteria industry biology synthetic-biology health-care broad-institute research school-of-science innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie biological-engineering independent-activities-period genome-editing
New technique 3-D prints programmed cells into living devices for first time.
Dec. 5, 2017 • ~8 min
Tags: synthetic-biology microbes 3-d-printing research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs national-science-foundation-nsf national-institutes-of-health-nih materials-science-and-engineering biological-engineering drug-delivery
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