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New Publication Online – Finite Element Study of Pregnancy

Find our new finite element study of pregnancy on-line in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. This study calculates the mechanical loading on the cervix for two pregnant patients, using geometry derived from MRI scans and material parameters from our previous experiments.

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Collaborative Effort – Columbia Medical Center and School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)

The Myers lab is featured in this Summer’s edition of Connections (pages 7-8) – a Newsletter from the Columbia University Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The article details our collaborative relationship with clinicians and scientists to unravel the causes of preterm birth. Here, we discuss how we use our finite elements models of pregnancy to understand how the cervix acts as a mechanical barrier to protect the fetus.

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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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