Researchers have created a new type of biomaterial that can support the growth of nerve cells, potentially opening up new possibilities for patients who have experienced a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Using self-assembling peptides, bioengineers have created scaffolds that can be used in tissue engineering and biomedicine. Amino acids are groups of carbon atoms that have an amine group at one end, an acidic group at the other, and unique properties depending on the residues they bind to. (May 8, 2018)
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Brain Awareness Week: Strategies for Each Life Stage
Happy Brain Awareness Week! If you could peek inside your brain at every birthday, you would see that it is constantly changing. Brain cells develop and disappear, the connections between them strengthen and weaken over time, even the size of the brain can change as the years go by. But keeping the brain in peak condition is something we tend to think about only at the beginning of life, the end of life, and when something goes wrong.
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