Mechanobiology in Health and Disease

Mechanobiology in Health and Disease

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ISBN-13: 9780128129524
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 09/07/2018
Pages: 527
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Stefaan Verbruggen holds a bachelor degree and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the National University of Ireland Galway, where his research focused on the mechanobiology of bone cells in both health and disease. His subsequent research was in the area of developmental biomechanics in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, focusing on how the prenatal biomechanical environment affects the development of musculoskeletal diseases in later life. Dr. Verbruggen is currently a Research Fellow investigating the mechanobiology of cancer metastases in bone, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University in New York and in the Institute of Bioengineering at Queen Mary University of London.

Table of Contents

1. Techniques for Studying Mechanobiology 2. Cell geometric control of nuclear dynamics and its implications 3. MechanobiologyThroughout Development 4. Cartilage Mechanobiology: how chondrocytes respond to mechanical load 5. Advances in Tendon Mechanobiology 6. Bone Mechanobiology in Health and Disease 7. Vascular Mechanobiology, Immunobiology, and Arterial Growth and Remodeling 8. Mechanobiology of the Heart Valve Interstitial Cell: Simulation, Experiment, Discovery 9. Platelet receptor-mediated mechanosensing and thrombosis 10. Mechanobiology of primary cilia in the vascular and renal systems 11. Neuromechanobiology 12. Mechanobiology of the eye 13. Gastrointestinal mechanosensory function in health and disease 14. Mechanobiology of Skin Diseases and Wound Healing 15. Mechanobiology of Metastatic Cancer

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