Tag Archives: biomaterials

Can RNA therapeutics help spinal cord injury treatments?

In the central nervous system (CNS) nerve regeneration is severely hampered making recovery from lesions such as spinal cord injury (SCI) extremely difficult and one of the most formidable challenges for regenerative medicine. So far, there are

Therapeutic delivery vehicle development by combinatorial post-modification

Schematic illustration of combinatorial polymer libraries synthesized by post-modification of reactive polymers for the optimization of therapeutic delivery polymers.

Polymers are widely used in the construction of nanocarriers for therapeutic delivery because of their precisely controllable structure and low toxicity. Combinatorially modified polymers usually have a portion of similar structures, while other specific structures determine the

Aggregation properties as potential markers for classifying rubber particle proteins

Natural rubber is an important biopolymer that mainly consists of cis-1,4-polyisoprene. The rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis is the only commercially viable source of natural rubber because of its good yield and the product’s high quality. Rubber elongation

Internal structure of scaly armor enables bite resistance in the African Pangolin

Natural materials often exhibit excellent mechanical properties that are packaged within lightweight structures. This exceptional performance of natural materials is achieved through efficient use of architectural design, which is difficult to replicate synthetically. Recent efforts in solid

Collagen V2.0: A system for re-engineering human type II collagen

Collagen is the main structural component in animals, making up approximately 30% of the total protein in our bodies.  Collagen is an integral component of skin, tendon, bones, cartilage, and the placenta. Modern methods in cell biology

Light as a green tool in pharmaceutical approach: myths, reality and possibility

Daylight is an electromagnetic photo-radiation that comprises visible and ultraviolet lights. Since the beginning of creation and light is being used in both simple and complicated biological processes, for example plants use the light energy in the

Bioresorbable Mg implants modified by nanostructured merwinite/PEO coating for hard tissue repairs

Metallic biomaterials for example stainless steel, titanium, and cobalt – based alloys are using as permanent bone implant materials for orthopedic applications. However, they have some problems : 1 ) the difference between the mechanical properties of

Operationally simple reactions with unprotected carbohydrates – an application of organocatalysis

Carbohydrates are ubiquitous in nature. They play an important role as an energy reservoir as well as they are the resource of countless biomaterials, such as cellulose or chitin. This importance has challenged chemists at all times