background preloader

Biohack

Facebook Twitter

Bio. Welcome back.

Bio

Please sign in. Welcome back. {* #userInformationForm *} {* traditionalSignIn_emailAddress *} {* traditionalSignIn_password *} {* traditionalSignIn_signInButton *} {* /userInformationForm *} Please confirm the information below before signing in. {* #socialRegistrationForm *} {* socialRegistration_firstName *} {* socialRegistration_lastName *} {* socialRegistration_displayName *} {* socialRegistration_emailAddress *} {* providerName *} {* profileURL *} {* profilePreferredUsername *} {* profileIdentifier *} {* /socialRegistrationForm *} You're now signed in to O'Reilly.com. Please confirm the information below to create a new account. {* #registrationForm *} {* traditionalRegistration_firstName *} {* traditionalRegistration_lastName *} {* traditionalRegistration_displayName *} {* traditionalRegistration_emailAddress *} {* traditionalRegistration_password *} {* traditionalRegistration_passwordConfirm *} The Nightscout Project. Open Insulin Project.

OpenAPS.org – #WeAreNotWaiting to reduce the burden of Type 1 diabetes. FABER FUTURES: The Rhizosphere Pigment Lab - Natsai Audrey / Design Research. FABER FUTURES: The Rhizosphere Pigment Lab We’ve entered the age of scientific mastery: Homo faber (“Man the Creator”) has begun to craft with ‘the living’.

FABER FUTURES: The Rhizosphere Pigment Lab - Natsai Audrey / Design Research

FABER FUTURES: The Rhizosphere Pigment Lab - Natsai Audrey / Design Research. DIY Heart ECG wearable recorder (Holter monitor) Arcturus BioCloud Forum. Genspace - Project - Enquete Gowanus. OpenTrons. OpenPCR - the $649 Open Source PCR Machine / Thermal Cycler. Indie Bio - The World's Only Synthetic Biology Accelerator. WISE. Stretching innovation. The proprietary Supersonic Cluster Beam Implantation (SCBI) technology consists in embedding metal nanoparticles inside a preformed polymer base in order to form a conductive metal-polymer nanocomposite layer below its surface.

WISE. Stretching innovation.

The electrically neutral nanoparticles are produced in the form of a supersonic beam and are shot at a high velocity toward the polymer base. Thanks to their inertia, the nanoparticles are implanted inside the polymer as bullets fired at a soft target, forming a conductive nanocomposite layer. WISE’s SCBI allows to produce electrodes that are strongly attached to the polymer and are stretchable, flexible, biocompatible and allow a very effective stimulation.

Furthermore, SCBI allows to embed electronic circuits in foils as thin as a few microns without damaging the foil itself. The SCBI technology has been protected by patents in Europe, USA, Israel, Canada, India, Japan and Korea. Downloads. Home - BNCI Horizon 2020. DECODER - BCI and Detection of Consciousness - Home. EU project BRAIN - Brain-project.org. Home - TMSi.com - outstanding signals. GameTraka. Pe. Self Knowledge Through NumbersQuantified Self. Open qPCR: DNA Diagnostics for Everyone by Chai Biotechnologies. Share this project.

Open qPCR: DNA Diagnostics for Everyone by Chai Biotechnologies

MiniPCR: A DNA Discovery System for Everyone by Zeke & Sebastian. We live in a DNA world.

miniPCR: A DNA Discovery System for Everyone by Zeke & Sebastian

DNA technology helps us diagnose disease, understand our ancestry and origins, establish guilt or innocence in our justice system, and test the water and food we consume every day. OpenTrons: Open-Source Rapid Prototyping for Biology by OpenTrons. This is the OT.One liquid handling robot, the core of OpenTrons' rapid-prototyping platform for biotech.

OpenTrons: Open-Source Rapid Prototyping for Biology by OpenTrons

Shown below with a standard single channel micropipette: Play This video shows some of the upgrades available to the OT.One -- the OT.MagWash station for magnetic micro-bead washes, a multi-channel micropipette, and on-board camera (see below for details on the Starter Kit and Pro Upgrade). BioBricks Foundation SB6.0: The Sixth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology. Yagiz Alp Aksoy, Suja Mohammed, Paul Pilowsky Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, Australia Neurons play a crucial role in the regulation of cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory systems yet functional roles of different neuronal phenotypes remain unclear.

BioBricks Foundation SB6.0: The Sixth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology

In order to elucidate mechanisms underlying many neurological and cardiovascular disorders, a better understanding of the functional and the physiological role of specific neurons is crucial. Teams — Institute of Systems & Synthetic Biology. The MEGA team analyses how the topology of regulatory biological networks unfolds in time (dynamical studies) and space; this latter point being totally original.

Teams — Institute of Systems & Synthetic Biology

We also study links between transcription regulation and DNA replication and segregation, as well as the control of DNA replication by central carbon metabolism. On the topological level, three original methods have been developed: 1) detection of gene position regularities along chromosomes (Fig. 1); 2) numerical simulation of the folding of a chromosome bound to bi-valent clustering transcription factors (Fig. 2); 3) bioinformatics use of gene position and of gene promoter consensus sequences in order to predict transcriptional interaction maps.

The results obtained change our view of nuclear functional organization, as well as of genome evolution and organization. They suggest bench experiments, paving the way to a rational engineering of cell regulation at the genome scale. Getting Ready for Synthetic Biology. Since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, scientists have expanded their knowledge of how living cells work with new approaches including genomics, proteomics, and systems biology.

Getting Ready for Synthetic Biology

Yet it is another development--the ability not only to understand but also to synthesize genes at a speed and cost unthinkable just a few years ago--that has spurred, arguably, the greatest paradigm shift in recent biology: Today, many scientists are not content merely to analyze and understand life. They want to create it. Synthetic biology, the synthesis of biological components and devices and the redesign or creation of new life forms, has enormous potential. John Glass, a senior microbiologist in the synthetic biology group at the J. Synthetic Biology. Biologie synthétique. The 15th International Conference on Systems Biology 2014. Lettre ouverte aux chercheurs en biologie synthétique. Anatomie d’une nouvelle révolution scientifique. Anatomie d’une nouvelle révolution scientifique : la biologie de synthèse, qui doit permettre à l’homme de créer la vie à partir de séquences d’ADN synthétiques.

Anatomie d’une nouvelle révolution scientifique

Synthetic biology: promises and challenges. Synthetic biology: another buzzword? Life is evolving fast (at least in the first world) and the latest technological gadget becomes outdated even before we have learnt how to use it. In this respect, science is no exception. The new buzzword ‘Systems Biology’ entered the vocabulary of the scientific community only a few years ago. Now that every biologist is aware of it and almost everyone seems to be doing it, an even newer buzzword has entered the scientific arena, ‘Synthetic Biology’ (see as an example a sample of recent reviews on the topic, Benner and Sismour, 2005; Endy, 2005; Andrianantoandro et al, 2006; Heinemann and Panke, 2006).

We are still arguing about the true definition of Systems Biology, the more so since it became fashionable for the funding agencies and therefore any research project should include it in the proposal, and now we need to define Synthetic Biology and explain to the non‐specialist what the difference is between the two. Steal My Sunshine. Top row (l to r): Elysia chlorotica; spotted salamander adult; Lotharella globosa. Bottom row (l to r): diatom (Campylodiscus sp.); Paulinella chromatophora; diatom (Thalassiosira pseudonana). For credits, see end of article. Bionic Plants: Turning Plants Into Energy Producing Factories.

A group of scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a system aimed at increasing the energy yield of plants through the use of nanomaterials. Using a similar system, they also hope to be able to assign plants the novel function of chemical detection, which could be used to sense explosives amongst other things. Using HIV To Cut And Paste The Human Genome. The virus that causes AIDS has been altered so that it can change the human genome in ways that could improve and extend the lives of people with a multiplicity of diseases - including HIV itself.

Scientists have been conducting experiments on the use of viruses for gene therapy since the late 1990s. Natural selection has been honing the capacity of viruses to work their way into cells for millions of years. Scientists Make Progress In The Development Of A "One-Size-Fits-All" Artificial Blood. In a synthetic biology project dubbed HaemO2, researchers based at the University of Essex are developing a universal artificial blood substitute that, if successful, could potentially be given to any patient in need, regardless of blood type.

Blood substitutes are desirable since the number of donors worldwide is steadily decreasing, meaning that hospitals are often in short supply of good quality blood for use during surgery or after trauma. In particular, individuals with rarer blood types often struggle to find donors, a problem which would be solved with a one-size-fits-all blood.

Furthermore, blood substitutes negate the need for screening for viral infections and therefore represent a clean, readily available supply of blood that would be especially useful after natural disasters. Electric Bacteria Eat Electrons. When we eat, our cells break down sugars, while their excess electrons flow through a series of chemical reactions until they’re passed onto oxygen. This process generates the energy molecule ATP, vital to nearly all living things. "Life's very clever,” Kenneth Nealson from the University of Southern California says. "It figures out how to suck electrons out of everything we eat and keep them under control. " Not too surprisingly then, there are bacteria out there that eat and excrete electrons -- and as it turns out, they’re everywhere.

Years ago, researchers discovered two types of electric bacteria, Geobacter and Shewanella, which use energy in its naked, purest form: electrons harvested from the surface of rocks and minerals. "Electrons must flow in order for energy to be gained,” Nealson explains. Weekly Synbio Community Author Q&A: Drew Endy on Design for Life. Strange Bacteria Dine on Electricity and Link Up to Form Biowires. The Body’s Ecosystem. Injecting Bacteria Can Shrink Tumors. 5 Diseases You Should Be More Afraid Of Than Ebola. The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa is the largest in history, and has already killed over 1200 people. Those living in more developed areas have become fairly sheltered from the devastating effects of widespread infectious disease over the last 60 years or so, due to widespread availability of vaccines, competent healthcare, and education about hygiene’s role in disease transmission.

Ebola is particularly unlikely to cause a pandemic in the developed world, as the method of transmission requires close contact with infected people. Bioluminscent trees could light up our streets. Synthetic Biology Explained. Are Your Bacteria Making You Fat? This Microbe's Hair is Actually a Nanowire for Powering Itself. The Gut Microbe That Protects Against Peanut Allergies.

Scientists Create Simple Artificial ‘Cell’ Capable Of Spontaneous Movement. Hagfish Slime: Biomaterial Of The Future? Plant Engineered to Supercharge Photosynthesis with Hopes of Increasing Crop Yields. “Assembly Line” Snaps Together Complex Organic Molecules With Ease. Researchers Discover How Deadly Rabies Virus Hijacks And Manipulates Nerve Cells. Synthetic virology: Andrew Hessel at TEDxDanubia 2014. Programming Nature - Entrepreneurs are Transforming Synthetic Biology into Real Dollars. Precise and programmable biological circuits. Scientists Reveal How Microbe 'Eats' Electricity. Upper Limb Prosthetics. La prima foglia biologica creata dall’uomo. Six Lazy Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Being Productive.

OpenWorm: A Digital Organism In Your Browser by OpenWorm. Hydration Sensor. Quantid - Life Tracker. Team:SDU-Denmark/project-m - 2010.igem.org. Team:SDU-Denmark/project-m - 2010.igem.org.