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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

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

Biomechanics to unravel the mystery of tissue regeneration

In collaboration with Florence Ruggiero’s team, we demonstrated how ColXIV-A regulates the checkerboard basement membrane organization and its biomechanics. Gene profile of zebrafish fin regeneration offers clues to kinetics, organization and biomechanics of basement...
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31 October 2018

A brief manual of biomechanics (Part 1)

Stress, strain, relaxation, elastic modulus, viscoelasticity, dissipation…The feeling of hearing “blah blah blah” when you hear about biomechanics? No stress! We are decoding for you the physics terms important to the understanding of the properties of biological...
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4 October 2018