18 Results for 'Protein Engineering'
A broad strategy to reduce the toxicity of protein drugs
Therapeutic variants of the natural hormone erythropoietin (EPO) which is produced in the kidney to boost the production of red blood cells are commonly used to treat anemias stemming from kidney disease, chemotherapy and other complications. However, many drugs that are based on therapeutic proteins, including EPO, often cause unwanted side effects because they not...
Pathogen Capture Technology for Infectious Disease Therapeutics and Diagnostics
Microbial contamination is the cause of life-threatening cases of sepsis, meningitis and multiple other infectious diseases that are a major cause of death world-wide. Equally prevalent are pathogenic contaminants in our environment, food, and manufacturing processes. In each case, the presence of microbial contaminants must be confirmed, and when they are found, they need to...
May 10, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Nature provides us with an abundance of biological materials that we have been repurposing to suit our needs. In this talk, Dr. Lim will highlight two nature-derived materials -protein nanocages and bacterial cellulose- and discuss her team’s work towards engineering, reformatting, and repurposing them for medicine, molecular electronic, and consumer care applications. Free and open to public