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The Achilles' heel of tendons

Tendons are the body's marionette strings, connecting bones to muscles that raise an eyebrow or propel us into a full run. That is, until an unusually forceful or awkward pull on the strings leaves us with a sprain, strain ...

dateSep 21, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Exposing collagen's double life

( -- Collagen, a type of connective tissue that makes up about 30 percent of the human body, plays many roles. The structural protein is an important component of muscle, skin, bones and cartilage, and forms scar ...

dateMay 14, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Tracking new cancer-killing particles with MRI

Researchers at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) have created a single nanoparticle that can be tracked in real time with MRI as it homes in on cancer cells, tags them with a fluorescent dye and kills them ...

dateDec 14, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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Growing Cartilage from Stem Cells

( -- Damaged knee joints might one day be repaired with cartilage grown from stem cells in a laboratory, based on research by Professor Kyriacos Athanasiou, chair of the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in Medical research
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Nanotech researchers develop artificial pore

( -- Using an RNA-powered nanomotor, University of Cincinnati (UC) biomedical engineering researchers have successfully developed an artificial pore able to transmit nanoscale material through a membrane.

dateSep 28, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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