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http://www.genomeweb.com//node/959744?hq_e=el&hq_m=908479&hq_l=2&hq_v=dfe7ca028f

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Yale University has launched its Biodesign Institute focused on bringing together cell biologists with engineers for the discovery of systems and design principles uniting living and synthetic materials at the nano-scale…

The university said the institute’s work will focus on the creation of what [James] Rothman has called “natural machines,” or nano-machines capable of tasks ranging from functioning inside cells, to producing materials for tissue engineering, to carrying out programmed tasks as DNA robots…

The Biodesign Institute …campus, acquired from Bayer HealthCare in 2007, consists of 1.6 million square feet of research, office and warehouse space…

‘The institute will position Yale to be a world leader in several exciting areas, including the discovery and analysis of cellular nano-machines, synthetic biology, bio-inspired design of active materials and dynamic optical microscopy on the nanoscale,’…

Written by citizen2009

January 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm