synthetic biology

Algae to Oil

Very recently scientists in the United States figured out how to turn algae into crude oil in less than an hour.  Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bio-products, This is an incredible discovery in the biofuel world. In nature, it takes millions of years for this process to…

synthetic biology

Microbial Assassins

The human body is a pathogen killing machine. We have an incredibly developed immune system containing a variety of cells capable of binding and “killing” foreign bacterial cells. Our bodies are in constant contact with bacteria in the air, water, and soil. In fact, the human body contains roughly 10x more bacterial cells than human…

synthetic biology, water biolofy

Quenching the Water Crisis

Nearly a billion people around the world do not have access to clean and safe water with the majority of those people residing in developing countries. The water crisis in third world countries is severe – more than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all of those deaths, 99 percent, occur…

synbio, regenerative medicine, synthetic biology, genetic engineering

Regenerative Medicine

RoosterBio, Inc. is a relatively new biotechnology startup located in Frederick, Maryland in the Frederick Innovative Technology Center. It was founded by Dr. Jon Rowley and Dr. Uplaksh Kumar with the main purpose to focus on the building of a sustainable Regenerative Medicine industry. This startup seems to be paving the way for the rapidly…