Stem cell growth accelerated by tropoelastin protein

Tropoelastin, the raw material used to create ‘MeTro’ elastic surgical glue developed with the University of Sydney, has been found to encourage stem cell growth—with the potential to ultimately help the body repair itself. Stem cells are vital for therapeutic treatments to repair and build human tissue including skin and…

Protein police keep the immune system in check

Our immune systems defend our bodies against dangerous invaders and help clean up when damage is done. But if our bold protectors are left unsupervised, they sometimes do their jobs too well and end up harming healthy tissues. Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)…