This book is a comprehensive overview of the latest state-of-the-art research on stem cell mechanics. The focus of this work deals with an in-depth look at the mechanical forces that play on the external development of stem cells within various systems. It incorporates details in enabling engineering technologies and scientific findings in terms of stem cell self-renewal, differentiation, and mechanotransduction both in vitro and in vivo.
Introduction. Innovative Technologies. Stem Cell Self-Renewal and the Niche. Orthopaedic Differentiation. Neural Differentiation. Caridiovascular Differentiation. Mechanotransduction and Nuclear Deformation. In Vivo Mechanical Cues. In Vitro Mechanical Cues.