Arnold invented a new biomechanical nanotool that allowed him to discover that disturbed blood flow in a person’s veins and arteries generates mechanical forces that can rapidly trigger blood clotting, which can lead to a heart attack.
Through his discovery of these mechanosensory proteins, he can efficiently prevent disease-forming clots.
Dr Arnold Ju conducts research to look for solutions to better diagnose, treat and control heart disease, by analysing the mechanical forces in molecules and cells that drive blood flow, so that we can better understand how this affects our health. This field of work is called mechanobiology and Arnold applies these engineering principles to understanding cardiovascular system at the molecular and cellular scales. Find out more here.