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Engineering biological bodies

Researcher exposes cells to mechanical forces to measure their migration rates across surfaces

A graduate student at one of the National Science Foundation's Engineering Research Centers, the Georgia Tech/Emory Center for the Engineering of Living Tissues, exposes cells to mechanical forces in order to measure their migration rates across surfaces that imitate blood vessels. This research is aimed at creating living replacements for artificial materials used for implantation into the human body and at fostering tissue regeneration. (Year of image: 2001)

Credit: GTEC

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