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New Review: "Mechanotransduction in cell development and functioning" by Carsten Schulte, published in Biophysical Reviews

17 Oct 2019

The review gives an overview about the role mechanotransductive mechanisms play in neuronal cell development and functioning, with a particular focus on what happens during mechanosensing of biophysical cues in the cell/microenvironment interface. Furthermore, biomaterial and biophysical approaches are highlighted that are used to study and control these processes.

Website Relaunch

07 Aug 2019

Welcome to our new website, redesigned with IBMTL members in mind. You now have a tool to promote your research, inform people about events, and share opportunities for collaboration. Share your news and images, just email us, and they will appear here if by magic.

Computing’s Key to Vital Gains in Brain Research

27 Feb 2018

SES members the University of Oxford and University College London (UCL) are making a major contribution to this breakthrough era in brain research.

Brain disease affects 99% of NFL players

25 Jul 2017

New study in Journal of the American Medical Association shows “Brain disease affects 99% of NFL players”. Authors include Dr. Ann McKee and IBMTL member Prof. Lee Goldstein from Boston University.

What maths does: Geometry, skull growth and brain mechanics

16 Jun 2017

IBMTL Co-Director, Prof Alain Goriely, has written a piece for the Oxford Science Blog highlighting the maths of the brain.

Use of biomaterials based on the use of chitosan alone for spinal cord injury repair

19 May 2017

A new publication from IBMTL member Fatiha Nothias on the use of biomaterials based on the use of chitosan alone for spinal cord injury repair.

New publication: On the mechanical behaviour of PEEK and HA cranial implants under impact loading

01 May 2017

New publication on Cranial Implants published: On the mechanical behaviour of PEEK and HA cranial implants under impact loading. Includes numerous authors from the IBMTL collaboration.

We Are All Soft In The Head

30 Mar 2017

‘We Are All Soft In The Head’ – according to IBMTL member Professor Michel Destrade

Applied mathematics: don’t think twice, it’s all right

14 Feb 2017

Interview with Prof Alain Goriely on how applied mathematics relates to study of the brain: ‘Applied mathematics: don’t think twice, it’s all right’.

Unfolding the Brain Can the way the brain folds determine how you think?

01 Jan 2017

Unfolding the Brain Can the way the brain folds determine how you think? Professor Ellen Kuhl explains how mechanical forces affect the wrinkles in your brain.

New paper: 'Stress Singularities in Swelling Soft Solids'

21 Sep 2016

New paper by Alain Goriely, Johannes Weickenmeier, and Ellen Kuhl, ‘Stress Singularities in Swelling Soft Solids’ in Phys. Rev. Lett. 117. The article is discussed in the ‘Physics Buzz Blog’ here.

Nature Neuroscience: ‘Mechanosensing is critical for axon growth in the developing brain’

19 Sep 2016

IBMTL member Kristian Franze is one of the authors of a new paper, published in Nature Neuroscience: ‘Mechanosensing is critical for axon growth in the developing brain’. There is some excellent coverage of the article here and here.

EPSRC’s “Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards”

12 Feb 2016

Antoine Jerusalem one of first 9 winners of the EPSRC’s “Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards” with ‘NeuroPulse’ grant.

Galway City Tribune newspaper article and Galway Bay FM interview with Prof Michel Destrade

04 Jan 2016

Galway City Tribune newspaper article and Galway Bay FM interview with Prof Michel Destrade on his research with scientists from Tsinghua University in Beijing, entitled ‘Soft in the Head’
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Wireless sensor enables study of traumatic brain injury

30 Nov 2015

Paper by Prof Riyi Shi's paper 'Wireless sensor enables study of traumatic brain injury' published in the journal Scientific Reports

Article about Prof Riyi Shi's recent JNS publication

17 Sep 2015

Article about Prof Riyi Shi's recent JNS publication: 'Laboratory research mimics blast-induced brain trauma in soldiers'

New Journal of the Royal Society Interface paper

09 Sep 2015

New Journal of the Royal Society Interface paper, co-authored by IBMTL Co-Director, Professor Alain Goriely: 'A comparison of hyperelastic constitutive models applicable to brain and fat tissues'

Professor Antoine Jerusalem is interviewed about 'Openness'

15 Jul 2015

Professor Antoine Jerusalem is interviewed about 'Openness' and the opportunities Open Data makes possible

Professor Lee Goldstein awarded an Astor Visiting Lecturer award

25 Feb 2015

IBMTL member Prof. Lee Goldstein awarded an Astor Visiting Lecturer award to visit IBMTL in Oxford

'A sporting chance against brain injury'

28 Aug 2014

Article in Irish Times highlighting Brainmech partner's research.

Pulitzer Prize winning article

15 Apr 2014

Article featured in The Gazette highlighting research from a Brainmech partner

New international initiative

06 Jan 2014

New international initiative focuses on brain mechanics and trauma research
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