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Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics

About the Journal

The field of biomechanics concerns with motion, deformation, and forces in biological systems. With the explosive progress in molecular biology, genomic engineering, bioimaging, and nanotechnology, there will be an ever-increasing generation of knowledge and information concerning the mechanobiology of genes, proteins, cells, tissues, and organs. Such information will bring new diagnostic tools, new therapeutic approaches, and new knowledge on ourselves and our interactions with our environment. It becomes apparent that biomechanics focusing on molecules, cells as well as tissues and organs is an important aspect of modern biomedical sciences. The aims of this journal are to facilitate the studies of the mechanics of biomolecules (including proteins, genes, cytoskeletons, etc.), cells (and their interactions with extracellular matrix), tissues and organs, the development of relevant advanced mathematical methods, and the discovery of biological secrets. As science concerns only with relative truth, we seek ideas that are state-of-the-art, which may be controversial, but stimulate and promote new ideas, new techniques, and new applications. This journal will encourage the exchange of ideas that may be seminal, or hold promise to stimulate others to new findings.

Indexing and Abstracting

Applied Mechanics Reviews; BIOBASE (Elsevier); BIOSIS Preview-Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics); Cambridge Scientific Abstracts-Proquest; Ei Compendex/Engineering Village (Elsevier); EMBASE (Elsevier); GEOBASE (Elsevier); INSPEC (IET); Science Navigator; Scopus (Elsevier): Citescore 2018: 0.64; SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper 2018): 0.528; World Textiles and Scopus; Zentralblatt fur Mathematik; Portico, etc...

  • The Effect of Continued Training with Crocin on Apoptosis Markers in Liver Tissue of High Fat Diet Induced Diabetic Rats
  • Abstract Diabetes mellitus (DM) disease can affect process of apoptosis by increasing oxidative stress, nevertheless exercise and crocin can improve apoptosis; therefore present study aimed to investigate the effect of continued training with crocin on apoptosis markers in liver tissue of diabetic rats. In this experimental study 32 diabetic rats based on fasting glucose divided into four groups of eight rats including: 1) sham, 2) training, 3) crocin, and 4) training with crocin also for investigate the effect of DM induction on apoptosis markers, eight healthy rats assigned in healthy control group. During eight weeks groups 2 and 4 ran 60… More
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  • Application of Dual Modality Contrast Agent Combined with Multi-Scale Representation in Ultrasound-Magnetic Resonance Imaging Registration Scheme
  • Abstract To achieve the image registration/fusion and perfect the quality of the integration, with dual modality contrast agent (DMCA), a novel multi-scale representation registration method between ultrasound imaging (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is presented in the paper, and how DMCA influence on registration accuracy is chiefly discussed. Owing to US’s intense speckle noise, it is a tremendous challenge to register US with any other modality images. How to improve the algorithms for US processing has become the bottleneck, and in the short term it is difficult to have a breakthrough. In that case, DMCA is employed in both US… More
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  • Dynamic Resistance Parameters of Arm Stroke during Swimming
  • Abstract Swimming, as a sport beneficial to body and mind, also has a place in international sports. For swimmers and coaches, it is always the most important to improve the propulsion and reduce the resistance during swimming. This paper briefly introduced the resistance of human body in swimming, described the dynamic resistance of human body in arm stroke, and then introduced the principle of micro disturbance method which was used for measuring the dynamic resistance in swimming. Finally, ten swimmers from school team and ten beginners were tested for the dynamic resistance in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke when they swam with… More
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  • The Kinematics and Surface Electromyography Characteristics of Round Kick of Martial Arts Athletes
  • Abstract In order to improve the level of athletes, modern scientific and technological means can be used to understand the characteristics and rules of movement. This study mainly analyzed the whip leg technique of Sanda athletes. Taking ten athletes as an example, the kinematics and surface electromyography (sEMG) data of them were measured, calculated and sorted out when they were doing the action of round kick. The results showed that the movement completion time of the first-level athletes was shorter, 0.34 ± 0.33 s. In the stage of turning hip and hitting, the angle of hip joint increased significantly. In the… More
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  • Toxicity Evaluation of Geniposide on MCF-7 Cancer Cells
  • Abstract As one of the adjuvant treatments for cancer treatment, traditional Chinese medicine treatment has a wide range of cancer treatments, such as preventing metastasis and relapse, improving the efficacy of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, reducing the side effects of chemotherapy, improving body function, extending life and improving the life quality. Geniposide (GEN) is a bioactive substance extracted from the fruit of gardenia. In recent years, it has attracted attention due to its anti-tumor effect. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether GEN could inhibit the proliferation of human breast cancer cells (MCF-7) and promote its apoptosis. The half-inhibitory concentration (IC50)… More
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