Collagen is a fibrous protein found in cartilage and other connective tissue.
According to research published in eLife, scientists have discovered a mechanism that explains how small air pollution particles may cause lung cancer.
A pair of Rutgers researchers are teaming up to combat climate change and worldwide hunger at the same time.
Research from the Babraham Institute has developed a method to 'time jump' human skin cells by 30 years, turning back the aging clock for cells without losing their specialized function.
Anti-fibrotic therapy is still a medical necessity in the treatment of chronic liver disease in humans. The anti-fibrotic activity of globin family members in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), the principal cell type involved in liver fibrosis, was reported by a research group led by Professor Norifumi Kawada of Osaka Metropolitan University (OMU).
Natural killer (NK) cells, which are part of the body’s innate, or first-line, immune response, interact with tumor cells, viral infections, and solid organ transplants, according to a new study.
Biological processes such as wound healing and cancer cell invasion rely on the collective and coordinated motion of living cells.
In this interview, we speak to Professor Kelly Schultz and colleagues about their latest research that has led to the development of a new lab-grown meat.
A research team at the Medical University of South Carolina led by Carol Feghali-Bostwick, Ph.D., reports in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight that the E4 peptide reverses fibrosis, or scarring, in human and mouse tissues by activating an antifibrotic pathway that is common to all organ systems.
Mount Sinai researchers have solved a major mystery in cancer research: How cancer cells remain dormant for years after they leave a tumor and travel to other parts of the body, before awakening to create metastatic cancer.
AMSBIO has announced a new range of kits, media and reagents to assist in the development of cultured meat products - an exciting new area of food technology.
Recent research discovered a protein known as Agrin that is known to promote wound healing and repair when induced after the injury of skin tissue.
Collagen, the main component of the skin's extracellular matrix, can cause a pathological condition if it is in excess. Applying an electric field to the skin affects collagen pathways, temporarily reducing collagen production and increasing its degradation.
Although sometimes hard to accept, with aging, many things in our bodies change. One of these is the ability of the skin to regenerate. Old skin is just not as good as young skin at healing wounds. However, the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying this are largely unknown.
Most of the cells in our bodies – be they bone, muscle or pancreas cells – are locked into the right place with the help of tiny anchors (called 'focal adhesions').
MIT engineers, in collaboration with scientists at Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, have developed a new way to grow tiny replicas of the pancreas, using either healthy or cancerous pancreatic cells.
A new study, led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities engineering researchers, shows that the stiffness of protein fibers in tissues, like collagen, are a key component in controlling the movement of cells.
Chronic alcohol abuse and hepatitis can injure the liver and lead to fibrosis, the buildup of collagen and scar tissue. As a potential approach to treating liver fibrosis, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers and their collaborators are looking for ways to stop liver cells from producing collagen.
A new automated process prints a peptide-based hydrogel scaffold containing uniformly distributed cells. The scaffolds hold their shapes well and successfully facilitate cell growth that lasts for weeks.
TARM1 is a receptor protein, whose function in the working of the immune system is not known yet. Now, in a new research work, Japanese researchers have analyzed mouse models to investigate the promising role of TARM1 protein in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.
Astronauts face many challenges to their health, due to the exceptional conditions of spaceflight. Among these are a variety of infectious microbes that can attack their suppressed immune systems.