Cell and molecular mechanics of biological materials.

  title={Cell and molecular mechanics of biological materials.},
  author={Gang Bao and Subra Suresh},
  journal={Nature materials},
  volume={2 11},
Living cells can sense mechanical forces and convert them into biological responses. Similarly, biological and biochemical signals are known to influence the abilities of cells to sense, generate and bear mechanical forces. Studies into the mechanics of single cells, subcellular components and biological molecules have rapidly evolved during the past decade with significant implications for biotechnology and human health. This progress has been facilitated by new capabilities for measuring… CONTINUE READING
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