Top Ten Schools Patenting Multicell Organisms or Parts

So why do we want to know who is patenting multicellular organisms or their parts?  That will depend on whether the reader is interested in getting into a school that is actively considering commercialization possibilities in this particular area or a Research/Development  Engineer trying to determine who in the academic world is actively patenting.  Agricultural … Continue reading Top Ten Schools Patenting Multicell Organisms or Parts

VD Bacteria Incorporates Human DNA

Looks like gonorrhea has predated its human scientists in the area of cell bioengineering.  A Feb 14 article in mBio described the discovery of human DNA fragments in Neisseria gonorrhoea. No one knows yet what advantages the bacteria gains with the addition.  The incorporated copy of the human L1 element resides next to the irg4 … Continue reading VD Bacteria Incorporates Human DNA

Colorado State Opts For 5 Year Dual Degree B.S. Biomedical Engineering Degree

Colorado State University is introducing a new dual degree the Fall of 2011.  The decision was made in large part as a direct response to industry adviser input.  Creating a B.S. BME curriculum in this manner addresses a long standing issue regarding a lack of significant technical depth found in a large majority of baccalaureate … Continue reading Colorado State Opts For 5 Year Dual Degree B.S. Biomedical Engineering Degree

Online Mechanical Engineering Design Resource

If you ever get stranded on the road without your favorite theoretical mechanical engineering resources you may want to use the following website. It is full of information that will allow you to evaluate whether a particular equation or theory applies and a number of other subjects which are germane to mechanical engineering design. It … Continue reading Online Mechanical Engineering Design Resource

Teaching Tools: Cardiovascular Diagnosis For The Layman Biomedical Engineer

Understanding how a medical professional goes about their business on a day to day basis gives a product development engineer the type of base knowledge that can be built upon to gain a solid  appreciation for their needs.  The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has a number of interactive labs that could serve that purpose.  This … Continue reading Teaching Tools: Cardiovascular Diagnosis For The Layman Biomedical Engineer