Fall 2019

Body 2.0

The Engineering Revolution in Medicine

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - 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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-5415-2813-0
$37.32 $27.99
978-1-5415-4390-4
$55.99 $41.99
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Science, 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
BISACS YAN055000, YAN050010
Dewey 610.28
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1170
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Starred Reviews

Reviews

Booklist

“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

Sara Latta has a master's in immunology and an MFA in creative writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and children. Visit her online at www.saralatta.com.