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Biological hydrogels provide a conducive three-dimensional extracellular matrix environment for encapsulating and cultivating living cells. Microenvironmental modulus of hydrogels dictates several characteristics of cell functions such as proliferation, adhesion, self-renewal, differentiation, migration, cell morphology and fate. Precise measurement of the mechanical properties of gels is necessary for investigating cellular mechanobiology in a variety of applications in tissue engineering. Elastic properties of gels are strongly influenced by the amount of crosslinking density.
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Name: Technology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
In this study, we fabricated multifunctionalized hydrogel scaffolds based on hyaluronic acid (HA)-tyrosine and human-like collagen (HLC) by crosslinking with 1, 4-butanedioldiglycidyl ether (BDDE) for...
Hydrogels with dynamic mechanical properties are of special interest in the field of tissue engineering and drug delivery. However, it remains challenging to tailor the dynamic mechanical response of ...
Chitin-glucan complex (CGC) was used for the first time for the preparation of hydrogels. Alkali solvent systems, NaOH and KOH solutions, either at 1 or 5 mol/L, were used for CGC dissolution using ...
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Cellulose based hydrogels with a relatively high stretchability were fabricated in the NaOH/urea system via sequential chemical crosslinking and dual network fabrication. The first step involved cross...
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The hypothesis is that Addition of copper or zinc nanoparticles to a dental adhesive confers antimicrobial and enzymatic degradation-resistant properties, retaining its adhesion mechanical...
The purpose of this study is to measure the mechanical properties of healing Achilles tendons in humans after early controlled weightbearing, compared with a control group in a randomized,...
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MRI elastography detects the movement of tissues in the human body and monitors their response to mechanical stress in order to reveal their mechanical properties, like palpation. These de...
The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.
Diamond nanoparticles that exhibit unique biological, thermal, mechanical, and optoelectronic properties. They have important NANOMEDICINE applications including DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS; DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING; protein separation; and BIOSENSING TECHNIQUES.
Models used experimentally or theoretically to study molecular shape, electronic properties, or interactions; includes analogous molecules, computer-generated graphics, and mechanical structures.
The use of a quartz crystal microbalance for measuring weights and forces in the micro- to nanogram range. It is used to study the chemical and mechanical properties of thin layers, such as polymer coatings and lipid membranes; and interactions between molecues.
Biological processes, properties, and characteristics of the whole organism in human, animal, microorganisms, and plants, and of the biosphere.
Biological therapy involves the use of living organisms, substances derived from living organisms, or laboratory-produced versions of such substances to treat disease. Some biological therapies for cancer use vaccines or bacteria to stimulate the body&rs...