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Impact loading and functional tissue engineering of articular cartilage
This thesis presents two advances for alleviating the problem of articular cartilage degeneration: mitigating degradative changes that follow mechanically induced injuries and growing functional neo-cartilage for diseased ...
Novel Exogenous Agents for Improving Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering
This thesis demonstrated the effects of exogenous stimuli on engineered articular cartilage constructs and elucidated mechanisms underlying the responses to these agents. In particular, a series of studies detailed the ...
Characterization of chondrocytic differentiation and optimization of a self-assembling process for tissue engineering of articular cartilage
Articular cartilage degeneration, which occurs due to trauma or disease, results in the formation of tissue with inferior structural and mechanical properties. Tissue engineering has been proposed as a method to aid in the ...