Biotechnologies & Health Enhancement
Biotech promises to boost understanding of our bodies, unravelling the marvels of our brains. Marrying up new knowledge with new technologies could see cutting-edge therapies for cardiorespiratory and neurological diseases, amputees recovering the sense of touch and bionic hands that think for themselves. We could also see new ways of manufacturing biopharmaceuticals.
Stories in Biotech & Health
Changing the paradigm of heart transplants
At a certain point we looked at each other and said: "Do we realise that we are trying to make Iron Man?" He is a superhero who uses a special technology to help him stay alive because his heart has suffered some damage.
Next-generation drug targeting using natural extracellular vesicles
Utilising a cell’s own molecular delivery system could enable specific biomedical treatments
International Women’s Day: Female scientists share their thoughts on gender balance in modern research
Can nanotechnology rewire an injured spinal cord?
Saving lives during cancer surgery by separating the good from the bad
Interfacing biology with computer science
Research projects in this field
Boosting agricultural productivity by improving natural photorespiration in plants using synthetic biology