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The Engineering Revolution in Medicine

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Scientists are on the verge of a revolution in biomedical engineering that will forever change the way we think about medicine, even life itself. Cutting-edge researchers are working to build body organs and tissue in the lab. They are developing ways to encourage the body to regenerate damaged or diseased bone and muscle tissue. Scientists are striving to re-route visual stimuli to the brain to help blind people see. They may soon discover methods to enlist the trillions of microbes living in our bodies to help us fight disease. Learn about four strands of bioengineering—tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, neuroengineering, microbial science, and genetic engineering and synthetic biology—and meet scientists working in these fields.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Science, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Health and Human Body
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 96
Publication Date 2019-11-05
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN050010, YAN055000
Dewey 610.28
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1170
ATOS Reading Level 8.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 507303
Accelerated Reader® Points 4.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Starred Reviews


  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020



“Young scientists need look no further for a solid introduction to engineering in biology and medicine. . . . [A] must-have for juvenile nonfiction collections.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“This compelling work of nonfiction about the science of improving the human condition would make an excellent addition to a career readiness or biology classroom library.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Hot and heady: an enticing calling card for researchers of tomorrow.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author: Sara Latta