Tag: "biomimetic" at biology news
Harvard scientists discover how the venus flytrap snaps
... in the world," the discovery has implications for biomimetic
systems. One day, engineers might be able to emulate the plant's ingenious alternative to muscle-powered movements in tiny artificial devices, such as those that control the flow of minute amounts of liquids or gases. Common applications that already...
Dental researchers answer key enamel question
...et al will be a useful guide to the development of biomimetic
structures," wrote Arthur Veis, professor of cell and molecular biology at Northwestern University in the perspective companion to the Science paper. "Others have shown that minerals can develop within protein and synthetic polypeptide gels, but a sc...
Motor transport in bio-nano systems
...n be isolated from the cells and used to construct biomimetic
transport systems. In order to increase the flux o...olated from biological cells and used to construct biomimetic
transport systems. A relatively simple example for such a system consists of filaments which are ali...
DuPont announces additional $25 million funding for DuPont MIT alliance
... processes directed at bioelectronics, biosensors, biomimetic
materials, alternative energy sources and new high-value materials. DMA also has provided an opportunity for DuPont to collaborate with MIT's Sloan School of Management to define new business models for these emerging technologies....
European funding for research on biomolecular nanomachines
...to control and vary the properties of these active biomimetic
systems in a systematic and reliable manner and, t...ecnico of Milan; and University of Leipzig. Active biomimetic
systems as pursued in the new research network have many possible applications as drug delivery syst...
Good connections are everything
...ces have discovered that activity patterns in such biomimetic
networks have unusual dynamic properties, which ar...all even for an infinite network. Thus, scale-free biomimetic
networks where the decay exponent is larger than 2 but smaller than 2.5 could provide possible desig...
How to braid nanoropes
... properties of these architectures, one must study biomimetic
model systems that are solely composed of filaments and crosslinking proteins. One important example is the assembly of several filaments into thick bundles or 'nanoropes' TM that are more rigid, and sustain a larger external load, than single filam...
Scientists and engineers apply nature's design to human problems
...its initial 17 members, Yen expects an increase in biomimetic
research that is, research in biologically inspired design. Already, however, biomimetic
research projects are under way in biosensing, materials design, locomotory devices, systems organiz...
Marathon of nano-sprinters
...olecular motors have many possible applications as biomimetic
transport systems and are likely to become a key c...opment of powerful single molecule experiments and biomimetic
model systems which permit the study of molecular motors outside cells in a systematic fashion. One ...
New biomimetic process used to grow artificial bone for better implants and prosthetics
...s own bone formation and deposition processes. The biomimetic
process can be used impart bioactive characteristi...s. Excellent results are being achieved with a new biomimetic
process that involves immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF). This leads to the spontaneous formati...
Nature meets technology at Georgia Tech's conference on bio-inspired design
...chitecture. Other institutions are also expanding biomimetic
research. The University of California Berkeley recently opened a new Center for Interdisciplinary Biological Inspiration in Education and Research. And at the University of Toronto, researchers are busy creating methods for teaching this approach a...
Order by motion
...es in Potsdam, Germany, have now proposed a simple biomimetic
model system for the opposite effect, i.e., for th... cytoskeletal filaments, researchers have to study biomimetic
model systems such as motility assays, which contain only a few ingredients. In such motility assa...
An artificial cornea is in sight, thanks to biomimetic hydrogels
...ical engineer Curtis W. Frank will present a novel biomimetic
material that's finding its way into artificial corneas. It's a hydrogel, or polymer that holds a lot of water. That material may promise a new view for at least 10 million people worldwide who are blind due to damaged or diseased corneas or many mil...
Fusion in the fast lane
...loped in the present study can be applied to other biomimetic
systems and can be used to construct new ones. Par...as SNAREs. One example for the construction of new biomimetic
systems is provided by the formation of large vesicles with several intramembrane domains as shown i...
Beetle feet stick to their promises
...e mechanism. They have developed a material with a biomimetic
microstructure that exhibits excellent adhesive qualities, basing it on investigations of the foot soles of several types of beetle. Their particularly strong adhesive force is the result of very small, specially shaped hairs reminiscent of tiny mush...
Math model could aid study of collagen ailments
... healthy collagen could help in the development of biomimetic
materials. Buehler is optimistic about the future. "Understanding the mechanical properties of protein materials--in particular their deformation and fracture--is a frontier in materials science. We're trying to figure out how nature creates better ...
NIH selects Purdue to use phi29 DNA packaging motor for National Nanomedicine Development Center
...e that mimics a natural biological structure. This biomimetic
tool will be a hybrid of natural biological structures and synthetic structures that will operate on the nanoscale." Nanotechnology is defined as structures, devices and systems 1 to 100 nanometers in size that possess novel properties and function...
'Biomimetic Technologies' project will create first soft-bodied robots
.... While other groups around the world are applying biomimetic
approaches to engineering design, most focus on na...ary areas: Control systems for soft-bodied robots, biomimetic
and bionic materials, robot design and construction, and development and application of research-bas...