Printing objects that can incorporate living organisms

A 3D printing system that controls the behavior of live bacteria could someday enable medical devices with therapeutic agents built in.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: manufacturing synthetic-biology 3-d-printing research design media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning

A new way to control microbial metabolism

Chemical engineers program bacteria to switch between different metabolic pathways, boosting their yield of desirable products.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 2, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: bacteria synthetic-biology microbes research school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf biological-engineering chemical-engineering

Startup aims to democratize synthetic biology | MIT News

Alumna’s mini-lab kits include all necessary tools and materials for anyone to start engineering microbes.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
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

Artificial antimicrobial peptides could help overcome drug-resistant bacteria | MIT News

With aid of computer algorithm, researchers develop peptides more powerful than those found in nature.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 16, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  medicine  bacteria  synthetic-biology  antibiotics  microbes  research  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  biological-engineering

Timothy Lu seeks to combat disease by reprogramming biological systems | MIT News

Synthetic biologist hopes to develop treatments for cancer and other diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
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

Reading and writing DNA | MIT News

Department of Biology kicks off IAP seminar series with a lecture by synthetic-biology visionary George Church.

Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology • mit
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

Engineers 3-D print a “living tattoo” | MIT News

New technique 3-D prints programmed cells into living devices for first time.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
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

Gene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attack | MIT News

Advance may open new pathways for cancer immunotherapy.

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent • mit
Oct. 19, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  dna  cancer  synthetic-biology  research  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  research-laboratory-of-electronics  biological-engineering  koch-institute

New way to test antibiotics could lead to better drugs | MIT News

Study finds bacterial response to drugs varies in different environments.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 31, 2017 ~5 min

Tags:  synthetic-biology  microbes  disease  research  drug-development  school-of-engineering  biological-engineering  institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes

A rose by any other name would smell as yeast | MIT News

Emily Havens Greenhagen ’05 leads a team of scientists brewing perfume from yeast.

Justin Chen | Department of Biology • mit
July 14, 2017 ~8 min

Tags:  bacteria  biology  synthetic-biology  microbes  research  school-of-science  alumniae  biological-engineering  chemical-engineering  bioengineering-and-biotechnology

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