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Self-Assembling Viral Battery

September 26th, 2005 | Filed under: Biology, Biotech, Fabrication Tech, Future, Materials, Nanotech, Science | 3 Comments »

Dr. Angela Belcher and her group at MIT are developing an organic-inorganic hybrid method of growing batteries. By forcing viruses to interact with materials like metals, Dr. Belcher is exploring new materials that are self assembling with a high degree of control based on the chosen DNA sequence. Imagine selecting DNA for any type of material you want the virus to grow. [Discover Article]

via Medgadget | ScienCentral


3 Comments on “Self-Assembling Viral Battery”

  1. 1 Craig Brougher said at 12:03 pm on October 6th, 2006:

    Wonderful work. I have a granddaughter at MU, getting her masters in bioengineering. Top student! her address is [email protected] if interested. I’m trying to convince her to get into this field. What special courses does she need to take to be prepared for this?

    Also wondering, why do you call these things viruses? Isn’t a virus the combination of an amino acid and an enzyme? Aren’t these instead bacteriophages? Can’t they multiply on their own (whereas viruses must be replicated?) Just a little confused, that’s all. Thanks a bunch.

    Craig Brougher

  2. 2 Craig Brougher said at 12:06 pm on October 6th, 2006:

    I wrote my granddaughter’s address wrong. So if in fact you’re interested, here is the right address:

    [email protected]

    Sorry. Craig Brougher

  3. 3 turan tuna said at 1:20 pm on May 7th, 2007:

    Also wondering, why do you call these things viruses? Isn’t a virus the combination of an amino acid and an enzyme? Aren’t these instead bacteriophages? Can’t they multiply on their own (whereas viruses must be replicated?) Just a little confused, that’s all. Thanks a bunch.

    🙂


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