Synthetic Biology

How Bulletproof Labs aims to help you biohack your way to wellness

Bulletproof has already taken over your morning coffee routine, but the buzzy and buttery brew isn’t the only vehicle through which founder Dave …

Lifestyle

5 Synthetic Biology Startups Making 'Fake' Food

Shares 60<p>About 150 million steers, pigs and sheep were slaughtered in the United States in 2016. About 8.5 billion chickens are roasted, fried and …

Biology

Multiscale memory and bioelectric error correction in the cytoplasm-cytoskeleton-membrane system.

2017 Nov 17. doi: 10.1002/wsbm.1410. [Epub ahead of print]<p>121 Rue des Lavandiéres, 11160 Caunes Minervois, France.2Allen Discovery Center at Tufts …

Neuroscience

Lab-grown synthetic nanobots may officially end antibiotic resistance

Down With Resistance<p>Antibiotic resistance is a serious problem facing humanity. Bacterial infections, once treatable with a simple dose of …

Microbiology

Outside-the-Cell Thinking Simplifies Assembly of Pure Protein Synthesis Machinery

Never mind outside-the-box thinking. Outside-the-cell thinking promises to solve a difficult problem—how to reconstitute cellular reactions outside …

Molecular Biology

Mark

The perfect paleo wine, I’m a believer.<p>Dry Farm Wines brings fanatical quantification to biohacking wine.<p>Rejoice, you can drink your wine and have …

Organic Products

Here's What You Need to Know About Intrexon's Third-Quarter 2017 Earnings

Missing Wall Street's revenue expectations was only one factor that led to a 26% drop.<p>Shares of synthetic biology conglomerate <b>Intrexon</b> (NYSE:XON) …

Stocks

Pakistani team bag silver medal at iGEM 2017

<b>PESHAWAR:</b> The ten member team comprising of young scientists from Pakistan has won a silver medal in the International Genetically Engineered …

Pakistan

The ‘Silicon Valley’ fasting diet

Last year, Leticia Urano tried intermittent fasting. “I would have dinner at around 8pm and would only eat the next day for lunch at around midday. I would spend 16 hours without eating anything. I did this for one month, and lost 1,5 kg without any restriction during those meals,” she says.<p>Like …

Longevity

Synthetic circuits can harvest light energy

By organizing pigments on a DNA scaffold, an MIT-led team of researchers has designed a light-harvesting material that closely mimics the structure …

Biology

Learning from photosynthesis

Recently, researchers have determined that part of the success of natural photosynthetic systems is due to quirky physical effects belonging to the …

Biology

Zipping DNA

What do you do if you have a large document or a high-resolution image that is too big to send via email? You simply zip it to a more manageable size …

DNA

Designing Life: Early Experiments in Synthetic Biology

Sophia Roosth, Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor in the History of Science Harvard University Synthetic biologists combine biology and …

Biology

"Feedback Control and Synthetic Biology: Constraints on Design" - uuid:4d332b1a-0e3c-4c07-9346-d5add33977b9

<b>Title: Feedback Control and Synthetic Biology: Constraints on Design</b><p>Abstract: Synthetic Biology is an emerging field at the interface of biology and …

UK Universities

Miscarriage research: the bioengineers taking a fresh look at pregnancy

With the help of CGI models of placentas, universities are collaborating to investigate why one in five pregnancies end in miscarriage<p>For an engineer, Dr Michelle Oyen has spent a lot of time with placentas recently. “It’s a really weird organ, half baby, half mother. It must begin functioning at …

Bioengineering

BGI, University of Manchester Launch Synthetic Biology Collaboration | GEN

BGI and the University of Manchester have launched a five-year collaboration focused on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering.<p>The partnership, …

Biology

The Bacillus BioBrick Box 2.0: expanding the genetic toolbox for the standardized work with Bacillus subtilis

Altmetric: 16<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Philipp F. Popp,<br>• Mona Dotzler,<br>• Jara Radeck ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-3939-8901,<br>• Julia Bartels &<br>• Thorsten Mascher …

Biology

Maine-Based Medical Simulation Startup Wins Pitch Competition

A medical simulation startup founded by UMaine students won the Bangor region’s BigGig pitch event last week. The company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC, …

Medicine

“Biohacking” — New Diet Based on Fasting and Hard Scientific Data

Based on more or less scientific foundations, the new died dubbed “Biohacking” claims you can change the way your body works through long periods of …

Phil Libin

From Toxic Cultures To Biohacking: October’s Top Leadership Stories

This month’s top stories may help you recognize a toxic work culture and head off your stress-driven impulse to micromanage.<p>In October, we learned how to identify red flags that signal unhealthy work environments, how stress could be turning you into a micromanager–and stressing you out even more …

Leadership

Bottom-up synthetic biology: modular design for making artificial platelets.

2017 Nov 1. doi: 10.1088/1478-3975/aa9768. [Epub ahead of print]<p>1Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNITED …

Biology

Scientists create device for ultra-accurate genome sequencing of single human cells

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has developed a technology for very accurate sequencing and …

Genetics

The Next Big Diet Trend Is Starving Yourself & Calling It “Biohacking”

Silicon Valley is one of those places that seems almost mythic, in no small part thanks to all the ridiculous shit that manages to come out of it. …

Diets

Are synthetic insulin-secreting cells the future of diabetes treatment?

While treatments for type 1 diabetes are rapidly evolving, even the most recent hi-tech artificial pancreas system still involves glucose monitors …

Diabetes

Disruptive bioengineering – changing the way cells interact with each other

Researchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine have developed a new platform based on the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas9 technology, to …

Biology

Synthetic genomes. - PubMed

Rapid technological advances enabling the construction of designer gene networks, biosynthetic pathways, and even entire genomes are moving the …

DNA

Multi-timescale analysis of a metabolic network in synthetic biology: a kinetic model for 3-hydroxypropionic acid production via beta-alanine

Dalwadi, Mohit P. and King, John R. and Minton, Nigel P. (2017) <i>Multi-timescale analysis of a metabolic network in synthetic biology: a kinetic model</i> …

Biology

Introduction to the Special Issue "Bioinformatic tools and approaches for Synthetic Biology of natural products".

2016 Jun 2;1(2):67-68. doi: 10.1016/j.synbio.2016.04.001. eCollection 2016 Jun.<p>1The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical …

Biology