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  1. Bacterial cellulose has been used in the food industry for applications such as low-calorie desserts, salads, and fabricated foods. It has also been used in the paper manufacturing industry to enhance paper st...

    Authors: Kuan-Chen Cheng, Jeff M Catchmark and Ali Demirci

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2009 3:12

    Content type: Research

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  2. The Hamiltonian Path Problem asks whether there is a route in a directed graph from a beginning node to an ending node, visiting each node exactly once. The Hamiltonian Path Problem is NP complete, achieving s...

    Authors: Jordan Baumgardner, Karen Acker, Oyinade Adefuye, Samuel Thomas Crowley, Will DeLoache, James O Dickson, Lane Heard, Andrew T Martens, Nickolaus Morton, Michelle Ritter, Amber Shoecraft, Jessica Treece, Matthew Unzicker, Amanda Valencia, Mike Waters, AMalcolm Campbell…

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2009 3:11

    Content type: Research

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  3. Gradients of morphogens pattern cell fate – a phenomenon that is especially important during development. A simple model system for studying how morphogens pattern cell behavior would overcome difficulties inh...

    Authors: Takayuki Sohka, Richard A Heins and Marc Ostermeier

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2009 3:10

    Content type: Research

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  4. The release of heavy metal-containing nanoparticles (NP) into the environment may be harmful to the efficacy of beneficial microbes that function in element cycling, pollutant degradation and plant growth. Nan...

    Authors: Priyanka Gajjar, Brian Pettee, David W Britt, Wenjie Huang, William P Johnson and Anne J Anderson

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2009 3:9

    Content type: Research

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  5. The following essay was written by a sophomore undergraduate student majoring in Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, Mr. Zachary Russ. Mr. Russ was one of 174 students who submitted a 1000–1200 word ...

    Authors: Zachary N Russ

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2009 3:7

    Content type: Research

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  6. Self-assembly of the amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). As a result, synthetic molecules capable of inhibiting Aβ self-assembly could serve as therapeut...

    Authors: Adriana A Reyes Barcelo, Francisco J Gonzalez-Velasquez and Melissa A Moss

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2009 3:5

    Content type: Research

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  7. The engineering of many-component, synthetic biological systems is being made easier by the development of collections of reusable, standard biological parts. However, the complexity of biology makes it diffic...

    Authors: Jason R Kelly, Adam J Rubin, Joseph H Davis, Caroline M Ajo-Franklin, John Cumbers, Michael J Czar, Kim de Mora, Aaron L Glieberman, Dileep D Monie and Drew Endy

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2009 3:4

    Content type: Methodology

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  8. Apple juice prepared from 'Annurca' apple puree was treated with a HPCD batch system. The pH, °Brix, color parameters and microbial load of the treated apple juice were compared with those of thermally process...

    Authors: Giovanna Ferrentino, Mariacarmela Bruno, Giovanna Ferrari, Massimo Poletto and Murat O Balaban

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2009 3:3

    Content type: Research

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  9. The current knowledge of genes and proteins comes from 'naturally designed' coding and non-coding regions. It would be interesting to move beyond natural boundaries and make user-defined parts. To explore this...

    Authors: Pawan K Dhar, Chaw Su Thwin, Kyaw Tun, Yuko Tsumoto, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Frank Eisenhaber and Uttam Surana

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2009 3:2

    Content type: Research

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  10. Microbial communities are involved in many processes relevant to industrial and medical biotechnology, such as the formation of biofilms, lignocellulosic degradation, and hydrogen production. The manipulation ...

    Authors: Travis S Bayer, Kevin G Hoff, Chase L Beisel, Jack J Lee and Christina D Smolke

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2009 3:1

    Content type: Research

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  11. Immediately after damage to the nervous system, a cascade of physical, physiological, and anatomical events lead to the collapse of neuronal function and often death. This progression of injury processes is ca...

    Authors: Mahvash Zuberi, Peishan Liu-Snyder, Aeraj ul Haque, David M Porterfield and Richard B Borgens

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2008 2:17

    Content type: Research

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  12. Vibrational spectroscopic techniques are becoming increasingly important and popular because they have the potential to provide rapid and convenient solutions to routine analytical problems. Using these techni...

    Authors: Frank Leitermann, Christoph Syldatk and Rudolf Hausmann

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2008 2:13

    Content type: Methodology

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  13. Human solid tumors that are hard or firm on physical palpation are likely to be cancerous, a clinical maxim that has been successfully applied to cancer screening programs, such as breast self-examination. How...

    Authors: Nagesh Ragavendra, JW Ju, James W Sayre, Sharon Hirschowitz, Inder Chopra and Michael W Yeh

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2008 2:12

    Content type: Letters to the Editor

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  14. Humic acid (HA) has been found to affect the solubility, mineralization, and bound residue formation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). However, most of the studies on the interaction between HA and P...

    Authors: Yanna Liang, Darwin L Sorensen, Joan E McLean and Ronald C Sims

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2008 2:11

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Review

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  26. 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

    Content type: Letters to the Editor

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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