HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
UCLA and NASA partner to form new institute for Cell Mimetic Space Exploration

UCLA and NASA have partnered to combine the latest advances in biology and engineering at the Institute for Cell Mimetic Space Exploration (CMISE), which officially opens on Monday, Feb. 10. CMISE will meld the molecular world with aerospace technology to create minuscule monitoring systems, or a "lab on a chip," that could make research safer and more efficient on earth and in space.

UCLA researchers coined the term "cell mimetics" because their work pointed to the need to fuse biotechnology, nanotechnology and informatics into a new field of study. Based on the adaptive capability of the biological cell, CMISE's findings ultimately will apply to earthbound as well as space uses, and will have a tremendous impact in the engineering, medical, energy and defense fields, among others.

The eventual applications of CMISE's "lab on a chip" are profound. From chemical and bacteriological agent detection to early disease diagnosis to a "smart spacesuit," CMISE scientists hope to be able to put the complex functions of a full-sized scientific laboratory onto chip-sized monitoring devices.

CMISE takes the biological cell and enhances it by adding molecular machines capable of monitoring and modifying the cell's condition. These molecular devices can be as small as one ten-thousandth the diameter of a human hair.

In order for cells to become the next highest system -- cells to tissue, tissue to organs, organs to physiological systems and so forth to an entire organism -- whole collections of hybrid systems must communicate to coordinate their actions. CMISE seeks to mimic how cells form themselves into progressively more complex systems, in much the same way that ants cooperate to pass along and process information in order to operate their colony.

"Now we will be able to realize our dream of transcending from the cell to the galaxy," said institute director Chih-Ming Ho, the Ben Rich-Lockheed Martin Professor in the School of Engineeri
'"/>

Contact: Pamela Corante
pcorante@support.ucla.edu
310-206-8788
University of California - Los Angeles
10-Feb-2003


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Social benefits of wound healing may not make any difference in animals with multiple partners
2. Canadian Society of Agronomy partners with Plant Management Network
3. Unique partnership between UH, FDA opens path for scientific exchange
4. $5 million grant funds partnership, studies of minority-based issues in reproductive health
5. Studies show success of Mectizan partnerships
6. GenVec, U.S. NMRC, and PATHs Malaria Vaccine Initiative partner to expand malaria vaccine efforts
7. Pioneering discoveries, pursuing new knowledge, fostering partnerships
8. Aeras partners with Crucell to develop TB vaccine
9. Office Depot partners with Conservation Organizations to incorporate science into paper procurement
10. Childrens Memorial, TGen announce partnership
11. Conservation International & Starbucks expand partnership, launch Verde Ventures loan program

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/16/2019)... , ... June 14, 2019 , ... ... Oracle Cloud customer, will deliver a joint presentation with Versiti’s CIO at the ... 16-19 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. , Versiti Vice President and Chief ...
(Date:6/11/2019)... Ind. (PRWEB) , ... June 10, 2019 , ... Improved ... in the July 2019 issue of AAPS PharmSciTech. The article was published online on ... of Improved Pharma, along with Xiaoming Sean Chen of Purdue University. , The ...
(Date:6/4/2019)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... June 04, 2019 , ... ... technologies, today announced the appointment of Susan Murphy as the new President of ... Life Sciences?owned by Molecular Devices’ parent company, Danaher Corporation. , Since joining Molecular ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/11/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... June 11, 2019 , ... ... engagement, and Carilion Clinic, a national leader in opioid treatment, announced today they ... care. , Mytonomy recently deployed its virtual care platform at the ...
(Date:6/11/2019)... ... June 11, 2019 , ... ... from human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC-EV) are able to incorporate into human CD34+ ... a test on mice, MSC-EVs also increased the cells’ ability to lodge into ...
(Date:5/31/2019)... ... ... For many years, the primary forms of cancer treatment have been chemotherapy, radiation ... have led to the advent of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T (CAR T) cell therapy, ... “CARs”. The CAR enables the final product to produce chemicals in the hopes that ...
(Date:5/31/2019)... ... 2019 , ... World Compliance Seminars today announced a live ... Boston, MA. This peer recommended interactive workshop is always selected by professionals at ... off with a compendial treatment of Data Integrity fundamentals. After laying the groundwork, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: