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Crimped or straight? Lung fiber shape influences elasticity

October 29, 2019

Take a deep breath. Now exhale. Congratulations! You’ve just done something completely ordinary, yet so mysterious that scientists…
Collagen fibers encourage cell streaming by balancing individual aggression with collective cooperation

October 2, 2019

Collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals, making up skin, bone, tendons and other soft tissues. Its…
On-the-move cancer cells prefer a “comfort cruise,” follow predictable paths of least resistance

September 16, 2019

New research from a group of Vanderbilt biomedical engineers reveals that while cancer cells move quickly in metastasis,…
Metal, Aldehyde and Vegetable Free Tanning – The Stabilization of Collagen

May 30, 2019

In an effort to reduce health and environmental impact, the Seeker is looking for a leather tanning system…
Bio-Inspired Material Interacts with Surrounding Tissue to Promote Healing

January 7, 2019

A research team from Imperial College London, led by Dr Ben Almquist, has developed a new molecule based…
Vascudyne to commercialize biologic engineered tissue with potential to transform medical device technology

December 5, 2018

University of Minnesota Technology Commercialization today announced the formal launch of Vascudyne Inc., a startup company based in…
New type 1 diabetes therapy shows promise for long-term reversal in both humans, dogs

August 21, 2018

What if instead of daily insulin injections or wearing pumps, just getting a shot every few months could…
3-D imaging of collagen may become vital tool for precision cancer treatment

November 9, 2017

For an illness like cancer, doctors in search of definitive diagnosis often turn to computed tomography (CT) scans…
Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen

August 18, 2017

The collagen changes its crystallinity in response to physical forces, so the ordered arrangement in collagen molecules of…
Engineers examine chemo-mechanics of heart defect

June 30, 2017

Elastin and collagen serve as the body’s building blocks. They provide tensile strength and elasticity for a number…
Combating wear and tear

March 28, 2017

By the time someone realizes they damaged a ligament, tendon or cartilage from too much exercise or other…
80-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Collagen Confirmed

January 27, 2017

Utilizing the most rigorous testing methods to date, researchers from North Carolina State University have isolated additional collagen…
Symmetry crucial for building key biomaterial collagen in the lab

August 26, 2016

Collagen makes up the cartilage in our knee joints, the vessels that transport our blood, and is a…
Collagen’s role in skin cancer

October 22, 2015

Collagen has been found to play a role in suppression of blood vessel formation in a type of…
Startup is developing self-assembling, bioinstructive collagen materials for research, medical applications

April 8, 2015

A Purdue University researcher and entrepreneur is commercializing her laboratory’s innovative collagen formulations that self-assemble or polymerize to…
Engineers elucidate why skin is resistant to tearing

April 8, 2015

Skin is remarkably resistant to tearing and a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego…
Collagen: powerful workout with water

January 23, 2015

The bodies of humans and animals owe their strength especially to a fibrous structural protein called collagen. Collagen…
New analysis explains collagen’s force

January 23, 2015

Research combining experimental work and detailed molecular simulations has revealed, for the first time, the complex role that…
The role of collagen crosslinks in ageing and diabetes – the good, the bad, and the ugly

January 13, 2015

The non-enzymatic reaction of proteins with glucose (glycation) is a topic of rapidly growing importance in human health…
Researchers exploring collagen growth

September 10, 2014

Wonmuk Hwang Research by a biomedical engineer at Texas A&M University is shedding light on how collagen grows…
Body builders

June 5, 2014

Miniature scaffolds made from collagen – the ‘glue’ that holds our bodies together – are being used to…
Engineered biomaterial could improve success of medical implants

May 15, 2013

It’s a familiar scenario – a patient receives a medical implant and days later, the body attacks the…
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