Collagen

Illuminating Tissue Formation

Zürich, Switzerland — Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It makes up a third of protein content and single strands assemble to form stable fibers that give structure to connective...

New Insights Into Wound Healing

St. Louis, MO — When we get a wound on our skin, the cells in our bodies quickly mobilize to repair it. While it has been known how cells heal wounds and how scars form, a team led by researchers from...

Reconstructing the Diet of Fossil Vertebrates

Leipzig, Germany — Information on what our ancestors ate is based mainly on carbon and nitrogen isotope analyses of the structural protein collagen in bones and dentin. Nitrogen isotope analysis, in...

New Cellular Insights in Bone Development

St. Louis, MO — Most of us don’t think about our teeth and bones until one aches or breaks. A team of engineers looked deep within collagen fibers to see how the body forms new bone and teeth,...

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