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Beyond BioMechanics, there is mechanotransduction

All living cells depend on their mechanical surroundings. Their structure and function are directly linked to this mechanical stimulus (shear stress, gravity). Cells sense these physical forces by their integrin-based adhesion (“outside-in” and “inside-out”) and translate t
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10 June 2020

How’s AFM a fantastic tool in cancer research ?

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) allows studies of biological samples and molecules with atomic resolution under near-physiological condition. Cells, under external stimuli or any physiological modifications, bear physicochemical properties changes that directly affect...
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1 April 2020

GloMeca #1 – Visco-elasticity

According a physicist, skin is considered as a multi-layer material composed by dermis, epidermis and hypodermis. Skin mechanical properties are mainly linked to the dermis which is composed by collagen fibers networks and elastics fibers. During aging, these fibers tend...
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27 February 2020

Stress and strain

Our body, our organs, ours cells are submitted to mechanical stress. The influence of mechanical stress of living organisms is omnipresent. It depends not only on environmental and endogenous loads (pressure exerted by cavities and blood) but also on intrinsic mechanical...
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8 July 2019