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Science & Technology

One of the biggest scientific challenges in the last 50 years, and which will probably continue for at least another half century, is the reverse engineering of the completely alien nanotechnology that is within each of us. What we have learned so far is amazing, wondrous and tantalizing in terms of how this knowledge will transform us as a species. The human body is formed from about fifty trillion interacting cells. With few exceptions (such as platelets and red blood cells), these cells each feature a nucleus and thousands of other smaller organelles (e.g. mitochondria, lysosomes, endosomes, peroxisomes, Golgi). However, within each of these cells is also a nanocosm of tens of billions of submicroscopic proteins. These proteins include enzymes, which act as molecular robots to catalyze the thousands of diverse biochemical reactions that are essential for life, and structural proteins that provide for the integrity, shape and mobility of cells. Most diseases are a consequence of the malfunction of key master control proteins, which are the focus of intense research activity at Kinexus and other biomedical laboratories world-wide. The following webpages in this section of our website provide an introduction to one of the hottest areas in biomedical research today. Our proteomics and bioinformatics services have already benefited over 1700 laboratories world-wide. Kinexus is proud to participate in this important endeavor that has potential to radically transform the delivery of health care.

The microcosm and nanocosm are tremendous potential sources of artistic inspiration. We have embellished this section of our website with over 30 unique mixed media images that have been produced by Dr. William Campbell, who is an accomplished scientist and artist, and one of the former Directors of the Kinexus Board. We hope that you enjoy his beautiful creations.