Open Yale CoursesBENG 100: Frontiers of Biomedical EngineeringLecture 5 - Cell Culture Engineering<< previous session| next session >>Overview:Professor Saltzman reviews the concept of gene therapy, and gives some examples of where this is applied.Methods to help deliver DNA into cells using viruses and cationic lipids are discussed, as a way to overcomesome challenges in gene therapy. Next, Professor Saltzman gives a brief introduction into bacterial andmammalian cell physiology. He describes the different tissues in the body, the celldevelopment/differentiation process, the anchorage dependence of mammalian cells that allows them to forman organism, and the extracellular matrix.Reading assignment:Biomedical Engineering: Bridging Medicine and Technology
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