Brown University School of Engineering


DNA ‘cage’ could improve nanopore technology

A Nanoscale Cage:

Scientists at Brown University have designed a nanoscale cage that can trap a single DNA strand and allow before-and-after sequencing of the same DNA strand in research trials.

Despite having a diameter tens of thousands of times smaller than a human hair, nanopores could be the next big thing in DNA sequencing. By zipping DNA molecules through these tiny holes, scientists hope to one day read off genetic sequences in the blink of an eye.

Senate Testimony

Brown CIO testifies for national breach notification law

Ravi Pendse:

Data breaches small and large are a fact of digital life. But what are an organization’s responsibilities for notifying users when a breach occurs? Ravi Pendse, Brown’s chief information officer, testified about that question in Washington.

Data Security

Pendse to provide Senate testimony on data security

Ravi Pendse:

Ravi Pendse, Brown University’s chief information officer, will present testimony Thursday, Feb. 5, 2014, to the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security.

New technology makes tissues, someday maybe organs

Bio building blocks:
A new device for building large tissues from living components of three-dimensional microtissues borrows on ideas from electronics manufacturing. The Bio-Pick, Place, and Perfuse (BioP3) is a step toward someday making whole organs. A new grant from the National Science Foundation will allow for major improvements including automation.

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