Mechanical forces affecting living systems

Nearly all common degenerative conditions and leading causes of death, from heart disease to cancer to Alzheimer’s, can be traced back to failure of our cells and tissues to maintain a balance between the forces they experience and the biological functions they must perform. BU faculty are at the forefront of studying this balance and using the knowledge gained to improve medicine and health care.


How cells sense and respond to mechanical force

Through investigations of how cells are able to sense and respond to mechanical force BU faculty are studying how to harness this ability to promote faster healing, build new tissues, and engineer better resistance  disease.


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