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Emerging leaders in biological engineering

New Content ItemOver the past decade, biological engineering has promoted the convergence of themes from multiple disciplines and has gained significant promise in integrating the principles of biology and engineering methodologies to address grand challenges in human health and the health of the planet. This thematic series highlights exciting new areas and emerging leaders who are addressing many of these challenges.

Edited by Raj R Rao

  1. Content type: Review

    The research community is intent on harnessing increasingly complex biological building blocks. At present, cells represent a highly functional component for integration into higher order systems. In this revi...

    Authors: Kara A. Davis, Pei-Jung Wu, Calvin F. Cahall, Cong Li, Anuhya Gottipati and Brad J. Berron

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2019 13:5

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    The onset of cancer metastasis is the defining event in cancer progression when the disease is considered lethal. The ability of metastatic cancer cells to stay dormant for extended time periods and reawaken a...

    Authors: Shreyas S. Rao, Raghu Vamsi Kondapaneni and Akshay A. Narkhede

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2019 13:3

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    Metastatic recurrence is a major hurdle to overcome for successful control of cancer-associated death. Residual tumor cells in the primary site, or disseminated tumor cells in secondary sites, can lie in a dor...

    Authors: Shantanu Pradhan, John L. Sperduto, Cindy J. Farino and John H. Slater

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2018 12:37

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    The lymphatic system is a major circulatory system within the body, responsible for the transport of interstitial fluid, waste products, immune cells, and proteins. Compared to other physiological systems, the...

    Authors: Laura Alderfer, Alicia Wei and Donny Hanjaya-Putra

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2018 12:32

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  5. Content type: Research

    Biological systems have complicated environmental conditions that vary both spatially and temporally. It becomes necessary to impose time-varying soluble factor concentrations to study such systems, including ...

    Authors: Joshua Garrison, Zidong Li, Barath Palanisamy, Ling Wang and Erkin Seker

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2018 12:31

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  6. Content type: Review

    The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is essential to the health of the retina and the proper functioning of the photoreceptors. The RPE is rich in melanosomes, which contain the pigment melanin. Changes in RPE...

    Authors: Maryse Lapierre-Landry, Joseph Carroll and Melissa C. Skala

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2018 12:29

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    Cell-based therapy has expanded its influence in cancer immunotherapy, regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering. Due to their secretory functions, differentiation capabilities, specific homing effects thr...

    Authors: Daniel Y. Lee, Byung-Hyun Cha, Minjin Jung, Angela S. Kim, David A. Bull and Young-Wook Won

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2018 12:28

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  8. Content type: Research

    Oleaginous fungi are efficient tools to convert agricultural waste streams into valuable components. The filamentous fungus Mucor circinelloides was cultivated in whey permeate, a byproduct from cheese production...

    Authors: Lauryn G. Chan, Joshua L. Cohen, Gulustan Ozturk, Marie Hennebelle, Ameer Y. Taha and Juliana Maria L. N. de Moura Bell

    Citation: Journal of Biological Engineering 2018 12:25

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