Article - 13 Mar 2012
Ion conductance microscopy is extensively used to obtain contact-free images of cell surface topography and to image cultured cells under liquid conditions.
News - 14 Dec 2018
The basic building block of tissues, muscles, ligaments, and tendons in mammals is collagen. It is also extensively used in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Scientists have a good insight...
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...
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 - 1 Sep 2009
Coherent X-ray Diffraction patterns of collagen in soft tissues have been measured for the first time by Dr Felisa Berenguer (London Centre for Nanotechnology) with her colleagues. This development...
Article - 18 Oct 2016
In-situ characterization of a sample is sometimes necessary to identify and understand the root cause of a problem and then develop an ideal countermeasure.
News - 8 Sep 2016
Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new technique to capture three-dimensional images of structures in biological materials at a much higher resolution compared to...
News - 28 Aug 2007
Scientists and engineers are eager to understand the secret behind bone’s lightweight toughness so they can mimic it in the design of new materials, but previous studies have revealed a number...
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...
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 acid in the...