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  1. Content type: Research

    Glucagon is a peptide hormone with many uses as a therapeutic agent, including the emergency treatment of hypoglycemia. Physical instability of glucagon in solution leads to problems with the manufacture, form...

    Authors: Cindy C Hoppe, Lida T Nguyen, Lee E Kirsch and John M Wiencek

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2008 2:10

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  2. Content type: Research

    Polyethylene glycol (PEG; 2000 MW, 30% by volume) has been shown to mechanically repair damaged cellular membranes and reduce secondary axotomy after traumatic brain and spinal cord injury (TBI and SCI respect...

    Authors: Andrew O Koob, Julia M Colby and Richard B Borgens

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2008 2:9

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  3. Content type: Research

    We investigated the possibility of executing DNA-based computation in living cells by engineering Escherichia coli to address a classic mathematical puzzle called the Burnt Pancake Problem (BPP). The BPP is solve...

    Authors: Karmella A Haynes, Marian L Broderick, Adam D Brown, Trevor L Butner, James O Dickson, W Lance Harden, Lane H Heard, Eric L Jessen, Kelly J Malloy, Brad J Ogden, Sabriya Rosemond, Samantha Simpson, Erin Zwack, A Malcolm Campbell, Todd T Eckdahl, Laurie J Heyer…

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2008 2:8

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  4. Content type: Research

    The following essay was written by a freshman undergraduate student majoring in Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, Mr. Zachary Russ. Mr. Russ was one of 94 students who submitted a 1000 to 1200 word...

    Authors: Zachary N Russ

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2008 2:7

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  5. Content type: Research

    Dielectrophoresis (DEP) has been regarded as a useful tool for manipulating biological cells prior to the detection of cells. Since DEP uses high AC electrical fields, it is important to examine whether these ...

    Authors: Liju Yang, Padmapriya P Banada, Arun K Bhunia and Rashid Bashir

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2008 2:6

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  6. Content type: Methodology

    The underlying goal of synthetic biology is to make the process of engineering biological systems easier. Recent work has focused on defining and developing standard biological parts. The technical standard th...

    Authors: Reshma P Shetty, Drew Endy and Thomas F Knight Jr

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2008 2:5

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  7. Content type: Research

    Although the production of poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) has many biological, energetic and environmental advantages over chemically synthesized polymers, synthetic polymers continue to be produced industrially si...

    Authors: Pratap R Patnaik

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2008 2:4

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  8. Content type: Research

    We report a new approach for the simultaneous conversion of xylose and glucose sugar mixtures into products by fermentation. The process simultaneously uses two substrate-selective strains of Escherichia coli, on...

    Authors: Mark A Eiteman, Sarah A Lee and Elliot Altman

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2008 2:3

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  9. Content type: Research

    Feed-forward motifs are important functional modules in biological and other complex networks. The functionality of feed-forward motifs and other network motifs is largely dictated by the connectivity of the i...

    Authors: Advait A Apte, John W Cain, Danail G Bonchev and Stephen S Fong

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2008 2:2

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  10. Content type: Research

    Value-added processing with respect to rice milling has traditionally treated the rice bran layer as a homogenous material that contains significant concentrations of high-value components of interest for phar...

    Authors: Rebecca Schramm, Alicia Abadie, Na Hua, Zhimin Xu and Marybeth Lima

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2007 1:9

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  11. Content type: Review

    Synthetic biology is an emerging engineering discipline that, if successful, will allow well-characterized biological components to be predictably and reliably built into robust organisms that achieve specific...

    Authors: Natalie Kuldell

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2007 1:8

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  12. Content type: Letters to the Editor

    Living through hurricane Katrina and its aftermath and reflecting on these experiences from technical and non-technical standpoints has led me to reconsider my thoughts and philosophy on engineering education....

    Authors: Marybeth Lima

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2007 1:6

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  13. Content type: Research

    The use of nanopillar array electrodes (NAEs) for biosensor applications was explored using a combined experimental and simulation approach to characterize the role of reaction kinetics and mass transport in g...

    Authors: Venkataramani Anandan, Xiaoling Yang, Euihyeon Kim, Yeswanth L Rao and Guigen Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2007 1:5

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  14. Content type: Research

    Efficient functioning of enzymes inside liposomes would open new avenues for applications in biocatalysis and bioanalytical tools. In this study, the entrapment of amyloglucosidase (AMG) (EC 3.2.1.3) from Aspergi...

    Authors: Mian Li, Michael J Hanford, Jin-Woo Kim and Tonya L Peeples

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2007 1:4

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  15. Content type: Research

    An intestinal protozoan parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum, is a major cause of waterborne gastrointestinal disease worldwide. Detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts in potable water is a high priority for the water ...

    Authors: Marianne F Kramer, Graham Vesey, Natasha L Look, Ben R Herbert, Joyce M Simpson-Stroot and Daniel V Lim

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2007 1:3

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  16. Content type: Research

    Electrospinning is a non-mechanical processing strategy that can be used to process a variety of native and synthetic polymers into highly porous materials composed of nano-scale to micron-scale diameter fiber...

    Authors: Ashley E Manis, James R Bowman, Gary L Bowlin and David G Simpson

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2007 1:2

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