Article - 15 Jan 2009
The AFM is a powerful tool for observing the levels of alignment and organisation in collagen structures. These measurements can illuminate fundamental biological questions, as well as test new...
Article - 13 Mar 2012
Ion conductance microscopy (ICM) is extensively used to obtain contact-free images of cell surface topography and to image cultured cells under liquid conditions. Here the new approach-retract...
Article - 16 Apr 2004
Tiny "nanotubes" that assemble themselves using the same chemistry as DNA could be ideal for creating better artificial joints and other body implants. Posted April 13 2004
News - 16 Aug 2008
Collagen, the body's most abundant protein, serves as a natural scaffold for
cells and directs when and where they will grow. Researchers at the Institute
for NanoBioTechnology at Johns...
News - 28 Dec 2012
Tufts University School of Engineering researchers have developed a novel method for fabricating collagen structures that maintains the collagen's natural strength and fiber structure, making...
News - 4 Aug 2009
The weak tendons and fragile bones characteristic of osteogenesis imperfecta,
or brittle bone disease, stem from a genetic mutation that causes the incorrect
substitution of a single amino...
News - 22 Dec 2009
Using a technique that provides detailed images of nanoscale structures, researchers
at the University of Michigan
and Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital have discovered changes in the collagen...
News - 13 Feb 2015
With a low price tag and mild flavor, tilapia has become a staple dinnertime fish for many Americans. Now it could have another use: helping to heal our wounds. In the journal ACS Applied Materials...
News - 7 Apr 2014
A novel ultrathin collagen matrix assembly allows for the unprecedented maintenance of liver cell morphology and function in a microscale "organ-on-a-chip" device that is one example of...
News - 20 May 2010
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the work of the Stark research group at LMU-Munich in...