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 ...

Neuroscience

How a highly unstable protein may lead to neurodegeneration

EPFL scientists have reproduced key features of pathological protein aggregates found in the brain of patients with Lou Gehrig's disease and other neurological diseases, providing insight into the underlying mechanism and ...

Medications

Cause of heart damage from cancer drugs identified

Modern drugs can be very effective at treating cancer and have led to greatly improved survival rates. However, some cancer treatments can cause damage to the heart, or cardiotoxicity. This damage can present in a range of ...

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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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