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Membrane tether formation from outer hair cells with optical tweezers
The mechanical properties of the outer hair cells (OHCs) lateral wall are essential to elucidate the mechanism of OHC electromotility. Optical tweezers were used to characterize the mechanical properties of OHC plasma ...
Hysteretic response of articular cartilage to cyclic loading
This research investigates the phenomenon of hysteresis in cartilage experimentally. The presence of a hysteresis loop in cartilage indicates energy loss, thereby signaling degradation of cartilage leading to osteoarthritis. ...
A mechanistic model for the study of the arterial myogenic response
This study is concerned with the development of a multiple compartment model of the isolated cerebral artery in rat. The smooth muscle/arterial wall complex is an important component of the circulatory model and serves as ...
Synthesis and characterization of an injectable copolymer hydrogel for cardiovascular applications
In this thesis, a novel injectable copolymer hydrogel was developed that may be suitable for cardiovascular applications. This material consists of a triblock copolymer of poly(propylene fumarate) and poly(ethylene glycol). ...