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Cervical Tissue Remodeling During Pregnancy

Our paper entitled “Interstitial growth and remodeling of biological tissues: Tissue composition as state variables” reviews the latest literature of cervical tissue remodeling during pregnancy and details a constitutive remodeling framework for evoling tissue properties based on the evolution of the tissue’s microstructure. This paper was co-authored by Gerard Ateshian and is available online.

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Experimental Permeability Measurements – Manuscript Online

Our manuscript detailing the direct measurment of hydraulic permeaility of human cervix tissue is now online at the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering website. See details below:

Direct Measurement of the Permeability of Human Cervical Tissue

J. Biomech. Eng. 135, 21023 (2013)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4023380

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Google Scholar Profile

Please see our Publications page for links to open access PDFs of a majority of our articles.  Also please check out our new Google Scholar profile for a comprehensive list of articles and conference proceedings.

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Collaborative Cervix Research Group Research Capsule

The work of our collaborators in the Kitajewski lab at the Columbia University Medical Center were featured in a news brief for their groundbreaking work on the Anthrax Toxin Receptor 2 (ANTXR2) protein. Their work explores the importance of cervical extracellular matrix maintenance for a healthy labor and birth.

[Columbia University Medical School News]

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Paper Accepted to IOVS

The paper, “The Inflation Response of Normal and Glaucomatous Posterior Human Sclera” was accepted to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science this week. This paper was co-authored by Dr. Myers and first-authored by Baptiste Coudrillier in Dr. Vicky Nguyen’s lab at Johns Hopkins.

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Columbia Academic Commons and MIT DSpace

We are in the process of making all of our publications available through the Columbia University Library website – Academic Commons.  Here you will find abstracts, data sets, and our peer-reviewed articles.  There is no login required, thanks in-part to Columbia University Libraries! You can already find Dr. Myers’s MIT theses at MIT DSpace.

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Prematurity Article in the New Yorker

Click the link below to read a fantastic article regarding preterm birth and its many causes.  For me, the take-home message is – not much is known on how to diagnose and treat preterm labor, but researchers are beginning to piece the puzzle together!

“The reasons for premature birth are not well understood. Sometimes the mother develops hypertension, often called preeclampsia, and blood flow to the placenta is disrupted. In other instances, the placenta fails to grow, or it abruptly detaches, as was the case with Caroline. Other women have “cervical incompetency”—the cervix dilates early and labor begins. Infections, particularly of the mother’s genito-urinary tract, can induce pre-term labor as well. There are also cases in which there is no apparent precipitant.”

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/10/24/111024fa_fact_groopman#ixzz1jCRpQSMH

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