Math Model Could Aid Study Of Collagen Ailments

Wed, 15 Nov 2006 10:00 AM EST

... An MIT researcher's mathematical model explains for the first time the distinctive structure of collagen, a material key to healthy human bone, muscles and other tissues. The new model shows collagen's structure from the atomic to the tissue scale. An improved understanding of nature's most abundant protein could aid the search for cures to such ailments as osteoporosis and scurvy, all recognized as arising from diseased collagen. ...