Biomaterials with "Frankenstein Proteins" Help Heal Tissue
Published:25 Oct.2018    Source:National Science Foundation

Biomaterial that solidifies at body temperature integrates into wounds to help cells grow. The partially ordered protein forms a stable, and porous scaffold that can rapidly integrate into tissue and promote the formation of blood vessels.

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that, by injecting an artificial protein made from a solution of ordered and disordered segments, a solid scaffold forms in response to body heat, and in a few weeks seamlessly integrates into tissue.