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Modified Collagen Could Could Help Deliver Drugs And Shape The Growth Of Engineered Tissue

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September 27, 2005
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Johns Hopkins University
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Collagen often pops up in beauty products and supermodel lips. But by mating collagen with a molecular hitchhiker, materials scientists hope to create some important medical advances.

Lab tweezers are used to grasp a sample of modified collagen. Johns Hopkins researchers believe this material has many valuable medical applications.
Credit: Photo by Will Kirk

Collagen often pops up in beauty products and supermodel lips. But by mating collagen with a molecular hitchhiker, materials scientists at Johns Hopkins hope to create some important medical advances. The researchers have found a simple new way to modify collagen, paving the way for better infection-fighting bandages and a treatment to block the formation of unwanted scar tissue. In addition, tissue engineers may be able to use modified collagen in the lab to help control the formation of tiny new blood vessels that can be used to promote the integration of tissue implants in patients.


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