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20.310J Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics (MIT) 20.310J Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics (MIT)

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This course develops and applies scaling laws and the methods of continuum and statistical mechanics to biomechanical phenomena over a range of length scales, from molecular to cellular to tissue or organ level. This course develops and applies scaling laws and the methods of continuum and statistical mechanics to biomechanical phenomena over a range of length scales, from molecular to cellular to tissue or organ level.

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biomechanics | biomechanics | molecular mechanics | molecular mechanics | cell mechanics | cell mechanics | Brownian motion | Brownian motion | Reynolds numbers | Reynolds numbers | mechanochemistry | mechanochemistry | Kramers' model | Kramers' model | Bell model | Bell model | viscoelasticity | viscoelasticity | poroelasticity | poroelasticity | optical tweezers | optical tweezers | extracellular matrix | extracellular matrix | collagen | collagen | proteoglycan | proteoglycan | cell membrane | cell membrane | cell motility | cell motility | mechanotransduction | mechanotransduction | cancer | cancer | biological systems | biological systems | molecular biology | molecular biology | cell biology | cell biology | cytoskeleton | cytoskeleton | cell | cell | biophysics | biophysics | cell migration | cell migration | biomembrane | biomembrane | tissue mechanics | tissue mechanics | rheology | rheology | polymer | polymer | length scale | length scale | muscle mechanics | muscle mechanics | experimental methods | experimental methods

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Targeting cancer mechanisms

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Professor Robert Gilbert's research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying membrane pore formation and cell adhesion. Switching mechanisms within our cells are in part responsible for their development. MicroRNAs control a whole set of proteins associated with stem cell biology, particularly cancer stem cells. Targeting these components raises the potential for new anti-cancer therapeutics, which work by switching off protein production rather than inhibiting them later. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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molecular | cell membranes | cell adhesion | cancer | stem cells | molecular | cell membranes | cell adhesion | cancer | stem cells

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Concentration Gradients

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This RLO describes the concept of concentration gradients in biological systems through analogy with gradients found in everyday life, and outlines passive and active transport across cell membranes.

Subjects

concentration gradient | cell membrane | active transport | passive transport | osmosis | foundation science | Physical Sciences | Biological Sciences | Biological sciences | Physical sciences | C000 | F000

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Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/uk/

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20.310J Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics (MIT)

Description

This course develops and applies scaling laws and the methods of continuum and statistical mechanics to biomechanical phenomena over a range of length scales, from molecular to cellular to tissue or organ level.

Subjects

biomechanics | molecular mechanics | cell mechanics | Brownian motion | Reynolds numbers | mechanochemistry | Kramers' model | Bell model | viscoelasticity | poroelasticity | optical tweezers | extracellular matrix | collagen | proteoglycan | cell membrane | cell motility | mechanotransduction | cancer | biological systems | molecular biology | cell biology | cytoskeleton | cell | biophysics | cell migration | biomembrane | tissue mechanics | rheology | polymer | length scale | muscle mechanics | experimental methods

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