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Bio hacking

Jozef Keulartz, Henk van den Belt
Since 2008, we witness the emergence of the Do-It-Yourself Biology movement, a global movement spreading the use of biotechnology beyond traditional academic and industrial institutions and into the lay public. Practitioners include a broad mix of amateurs, enthusiasts, students, and trained scientists. At this moment, the movement counts nearly 50 local groups, mostly in America and Europe, but also increasingly in Asia. Do-It-Yourself Bio represents a direct translation of hacking culture and practicesfrom the realm of computers and software into the realm of genes and cells...
December 2016: Life Sciences, Society and Policy
F Forsberg, R Mooser, M Arnold, E Hack, P Wyss
A micro-scale three-point-bending experiment with a wood specimen was carried out and monitored by synchrotron radiation micro-computed tomography. The full three-dimensional wood structure of the 1.57x3.42x0.75mm(3) specimen was reconstructed at cellular level in different loading states. Furthermore, the full three-dimensional deformation field of the loaded wood specimen was determined by digital volume correlation, applied to the reconstructed data at successive loading states. Results from two selected regions within the wood specimen are presented as continuous displacement and strain fields in both 2D and 3D...
December 2008: Journal of Structural Biology
Natalia Lioubavina-Hack, Daniela Carmagnola, Samuel E Lynch, Thorkild Karring
AIM: To investigate the effect of Bio-Oss with and without the local application of recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor (rhPDGF-BB) on bone formation under Teflon capsules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight male, 6-month-old, Wistar strain rats were used in the study. In each animal, the lateral aspect of the mandibular ramus was exposed and small perforations were produced in the bone. A rigid, non-porous hemispherical teflon capsule (diameter 7 mm) was placed on the ramus in both sides of the animals...
December 2005: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
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