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Our main project is to simulate mammalian skin using Yeast chitin in E Coli.
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wound and burn treatment
 
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hemostatic for orthopedic treatment of broken bones
 
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viscoelastic solutions for ophthamology and orthopedic surgery
 
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abdominal adhesions treatment
 
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as antibacterial and antifungal agents and for treatment of mucous membranes
 
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in tumor therapies
 
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in micro surgery, neurosurgery
 
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for treatment of chronic wounds, ulcers and bleeding (chitin powder)
 
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(http://www.gmp-chitosan.com/en/products-services/chitin.html)
 
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wound healing (CITATION NEEDED)
 
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agricultural, cosmetics, dietary supplement, water treatment (filter), etc
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Chitin, found in the exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans as well as the cell walls of fungi, is one of the most abundant organic polymers in nature. Like keratin in skin, it comprises the protective outer layer of these organisms. Our goal is to generate a layer of chitin from a lawn of bacteria (Escherichia coli) in response to an external molecular cue. This cue induces chitin synthesis (fast) and cell lysis (slow), allowing for a build-up of chitin followed by cell lysis and subsequent release into the top layer of the lawn. Abrasions expose cells to the external cue for self-repair. This would create a regenerative chitin biolayer with potential medical and industrial applications.
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Internalization and Compartmentalization - and thus sequestering - of particles such as oil
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=='''Side Project: Magnetite Production'''==
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<td><a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Northwestern/Project/Chassis"><img width="65" class="icon" src="http://2010.igem.org/wiki/images/a/a6/Nuchassis.jpg"></a></td>
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<td><a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Northwestern/Project/Apoptosis"><img width="65" class="icon" src="http://2010.igem.org/wiki/images/c/cb/Nuapop.jpg"></a></td>
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<td align="center">Chassis</td>
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Our side project is to synthesize superparamagnetic magnetite nanoparticles in E Coli.
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Nano-manipulation of magnetite particles, which can lead to a plethora of advances, especially in research technology and biomedical technology.
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Understanding and utilization of magnetotaxis and/or magnetoception in bacteria.
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Possible production and use of ferrofluid, a paramagnetic or superparamagnetic fluid.
 
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Ability to create uniform nanoparticles will further nanotechnology. (biotech is nanotech that works)
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== '''Northwestern University''' ==
== '''Northwestern University''' ==
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwestern_University Northwestern University]
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Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries.
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Our lab facilities are located at: Technological Institute 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
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Find out more about [http://www.northwestern.edu Northwestern University]
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Find out more about [http://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/ McCormick School of Engineering]
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Find out more about [http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/ Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences]
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SCIN - Self-regenerating Chitin INduction

Chitin, found in the exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans as well as the cell walls of fungi, is one of the most abundant organic polymers in nature. Like keratin in skin, it comprises the protective outer layer of these organisms. Our goal is to generate a layer of chitin from a lawn of bacteria (Escherichia coli) in response to an external molecular cue. This cue induces chitin synthesis (fast) and cell lysis (slow), allowing for a build-up of chitin followed by cell lysis and subsequent release into the top layer of the lawn. Abrasions expose cells to the external cue for self-repair. This would create a regenerative chitin biolayer with potential medical and industrial applications.

To find out more, click the links below:

Modeling Chassis Induction Chitin Apoptosis

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Northwestern University

Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries.

Our lab facilities are located at: Technological Institute 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208

Find out more about Northwestern University

Find out more about McCormick School of Engineering

Find out more about Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

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