Biomechanics and Mechanobiology in Cell and Tissue Engineering

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2024 | Viewed by 56

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Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
Interests: regenerative medicine; biomaterials; stem cells; mechanobiology; tissue engineering; vascular biology; cardiovascular disease; wound healing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, titled “Biomechanics and Mechanobiology in Cell and Tissue Engineering”, encompasses a comprehensive exploration of the diverse applications and implications of mechanobiology in various fields, including biology, medicine, and engineering. This Special Issue aims to delve into how physical forces influence biological processes and the mechanical properties that impact living organisms. This collection of original research articles and reviews focuses on the incorporation of mechanical cues into scaffold design, culture environments, and the development of innovative therapies and diagnostics. We welcome submissions from all therapeutic areas of tissue engineering, including, but not limited to, the following: vascular disease, cardiovascular disease, neurobiology and neuroengineering, stem cell mechanobiology, cancer mechanobiology, osteoarthritis, and bone mechanobiology.

Furthermore, we aim to highlight the crucial role played by mechanobiology research in bone and articular cartilage for the treatment of conditions such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Additionally, this Special Issue emphasizes the significance of understanding how mechanical forces affect neuronal development, axon guidance, and neural regeneration for addressing neurodegenerative diseases and developing neural implants and tissue engineering approaches for spinal cord injuries. Furthermore, it underscores the influence of mechanobiology on drug discovery efforts, the identification of mechanosensitive drug targets, and the development of screening assays that incorporate mechanical cues. Overall, the interdisciplinary approach of this Special Issue means that it will provide valuable insights into the complex interactions between mechanical forces and biological systems, leading to advancements in healthcare, tissue engineering, and overall understanding of life processes.

Prof. Dr. Aaron Baker
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • biomechanics
  • mechanobiology
  • tissue engineering
  • cell engineering
  • vascular
  • cardiovascular
  • neuroengineering
  • stem cells
  • cancer
  • osteoarthritis
  • bone

Published Papers

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