Bioengineering Hyperbook

Department of Bioengineering

Category: Chemistry

Biomechanics of Marine Suction Cups and Applications to Artificial Suction Technology

Suction cups, anatomy, papillae, biomimicry, pressure differentiation

Juan Manuel Rocha Angel, Mika Chang, Emily Martin, and Tokiniaina Raharison Ralambomihanta

The Metabolic and Regulatory Roles of Adipose Tissue in Organisms

Metabolism, adipose tissue, fats, lipids, thermogenesis, endocrine functions

Edward Tong, Josh Negenman, Michelle Sayeh, Milana Farah

Biomolecular Applications of Animal Horns

Horns, antlers, growth mechanisms, mutation, genetics, chemical composition

Lily Trestan, Rachel Jung, Toufic Jrab, Victor Novakov

The Life Cycle of the Whiskers and Antennae of Animals and Insects 

Whiskers, antennae, barbels, sensing, receptors, morphology, regeneration

Yen Chuang, Giselle De Leon, Anna Xuyao Shi, Ella (Yaxin) Wang

A Biochemical Review of Exoskeletal and Muscular Pincer Components and Biomimetic Applications

Bouligand, Pincer, Calcium Carbonate, Stress, Mineralization, Molting, Biomimicry

Emilia Bridgeman, Claire Levasseur, Maxim Petkun, Alain Peng Zhang

A Comparison of Keratin Use in Pangolin, Reptile, and Bird Scales

Keratin, Pangolin, Reptile, Bird, Scales, Integumentary System, Feather

Eve Barrette-Vanasse, Anne-Frederic Laurin, Rus Trana, Jun Xiao

A Biochemical and Cellular Analysis of Auto Regenerative, Venomous, and Hormonally Influenced Tails

Tails, Regeneration, Venom/Toxin, Hormones, Adaptation, Genes/Gene Expression, Immunity

Moriah Campbell, Martin Pone, Clementine Ruiz

A Multi-Functional Armor: Carapaces’ Roles in Different Animals

Carapace, Mineralization, Turtle, Keratin/Collagen, Armadillo, Bettle, Biomimicry

Elisabeth Lawton, Emma Geoffroy, Osandi Hewage, Yitao Sun

The Mechanics of Antler Bone: A Weapon for Courtship

Antler, Bone, Mechanical Properties, Hydration, Crack Propagation, Courtship, Anistropy

Laurianne Daoust, Annabelle Huynh-Rondeau, Félix Lavoie, Erica Song

Review of the Mechanical, Structural, and Physical Properties of Pincers: An Evolutionary Wonder

Pincer, Defense Mechanisms, Chelae, Evolution, Bouligand, Hardness/Elasticity

Emilia Bridgeman, Claire Levasseur, Maxim Petkun, Alain Peng Zhang

A Chemical Review of Animal Tongue Functions

Tongue, Chemical Cues/Chemosensors, Adhesion, Hunt, Taste Discrimination, Mucin, Evolution

Shunyuan Xiao, Marc Srour, Sophie Allard

Tails: An Investigation into the Variability of Their Structure and Function

Tails, Thermoregulation, Propulsion, Foraging, Aerodynamics, Evolution

Clementine Ruiz, Moriah Campbell, Martin Pone