Biomedical technology

Tailoring collagen-based biomedical materials

Collagen is a building block that can be hierarchically assembled into diverse morphological structures that are dynamically adaptive in response to external cues. Materials scientists have limited capabilities of guiding ...

Medical research

The role of metabolic signaling in preventing atrial fibrillation

Research from the Yale School of Medicine indicates that a protein kinase that is a master regulator of cell metabolism is critical to preventing atrial fibrillation. The research appeared April 22 in the journal JCI Insight.

Medical research

Unexpected protein could play role in common brain disorder

Scientists have known for years that amyloid fibrils—fibrous, ropelike structures formed by closely linked protein molecules—are present in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and likely play ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Unravelling the mysteries around type 2 diabetes

For more than 30 years, scientists have been trying to unravel the mystery of how a key biological molecule self assembles into a rogue protein-like substance known as amyloid, which is thought to play a role in the development ...

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Fibrillation

Fibrillation is the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of muscle fibers. An important occurrence is with regards to the heart.

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