mechanobiology

mechanobiology The study of how mechanical stimuli regulate biological processes. The mechanobiology of bone and cartilage lies at the heart of two of the most common skeletal diseases in the elderly: osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Cells are sensitive to mechanical force, and respond in a variety of ways, many of which are beneficial, but others...
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Mechanobiology

Mechanobiology is an emerging field of science at the interface of biology and engineering. It focuses on the way that physical forces and changes in cell or tissue mechanics contribute to development, physiology, and disease. A major challenge in the field is understanding mechanotransduction—the molecular mechanism by which cells sense and res...
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