2.797J Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics (MIT)
2.797J Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics (MIT) course develops and applies scaling laws and the methods of continuum mechanics to biomechanical phenomena over a range of length scales. Topics include structure of tissues and the molecular basis for macroscopic properties; chemical and electrical effects on mechanical behavior; cell mechanics, motility and adhesion; biomembranes; biomolecular mechanics and molecular motors. The class also examines experimental methods for probing structures at the tissue, cellular, and molecular levels.
- Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Language: English
- Author: Lang, Matthew
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- Tags: molecular mechanics, tissue mechanics, cell mechanics, molecular electromechanics, electromechanical and physiochemical properties of tissues, physical regulation, cellular metabolism, tissue-level deformation, muscle constriction,
- Course Publishing Date: Sep 20, 2007