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  1. Replicating the mechanical behavior of human bones, especially cancellous bone tissue, is challenging. Typically, conventional bone models primarily consist of polyurethane foam surrounded by a solid shell. Al...

    Authors: F. Metzner, C. Neupetsch, A. Carabello, M. Pietsch, T. Wendler and W.-G. Drossel
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2022 4:6
  2. Gluten, a food allergen, is available in foods derived from wheat, rye and barley. It damages the small intestine and causes celiac disease. Herein, we designed a rapid immunochromatographic lateral flow test ...

    Authors: Arefe Momeni, Mohammad Rostami-Nejad, Reza Salarian, Mohammad Rabiee, Elham Aghamohammadi, Mohammad Reza Zali, Navid Rabiee, Franklin R. Tay and Pooyan Makvandi
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2022 4:5
  3. For brain tumors, identifying the molecular subtypes from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is desirable, but remains a challenging task. Recent machine learning and deep learning (DL) approaches may help the c...

    Authors: Muhaddisa Barat Ali, Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Alice Lidemar, Mitchel S. Berger, Georg Widhalm and Asgeir Store Jakola
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2022 4:4
  4. The COVID-19 pandemic revealed a substantial and unmet need for low-cost, easily accessible mechanical ventilation strategies for use in medical resource-challenged areas. Internationally, several groups devel...

    Authors: Luke A. White, Benjamin S. Maxey, Giovanni F. Solitro, Hidehiro Takei, Steven A. Conrad and J. Steven Alexander
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2022 4:2
  5. Detection of locally increased blood concentration and perfusion is critical for assessment of functional cortical activity as well as diagnosis of conditions such as intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Current pa...

    Authors: Shane Shahrestani, Gabriel Zada and Yu-Chong Tai
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2022 4:1
  6. Controlled static exertion performed in the sagittal plane on a transducer attached to the foot requires coordinated moments of force of the lower extremity. Some exertions and plantarflexion recruit muscular ...

    Authors: Daniel Bourbonnais, René Pelletier, Joëlle Azar, Camille Sille and Michel Goyette
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2021 3:12
  7. Automating cytology-based cervical cancer screening could alleviate the shortage of skilled pathologists in developing countries. Up until now, computer vision experts have attempted numerous semi and fully au...

    Authors: Mohammed Aliy Mohammed, Fetulhak Abdurahman and Yodit Abebe Ayalew
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2021 3:11
  8. In response to supply shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs or “masks”), which are typically single-use devices in healthcare settings, are routinely being used f...

    Authors: Malia McAvoy, Ai-Tram N. Bui, Christopher Hansen, Deborah Plana, Jordan T. Said, Zizi Yu, Helen Yang, Jacob Freake, Christopher Van, David Krikorian, Avilash Cramer, Leanne Smith, Liwei Jiang, Karen J. Lee, Sara J. Li, Brandon Beller…
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2021 3:10
  9. Development of automatic, pneumatic tourniquet technology and use of personalised tourniquet pressures has improved the safety and accuracy of surgical tourniquet systems. Personalisation of tourniquet pressur...

    Authors: Luke Hughes and James McEwen
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2021 3:8
  10. Glioblastoma Multiforme, an aggressive primary brain tumor, has a poor prognosis and no effective standard of care treatments. Most patients undergoing radiotherapy, along with Temozolomide chemotherapy, devel...

    Authors: Radhika Saraf, Shaghayegh Agah, Aniruddha Datta and Xiaoqian Jiang
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2021 3:7
  11. Organoids are a reliable model used in the study of human brain development and under pathological conditions. However, current methods for brain organoid culture generate tissues that range from 0.5 to 2 mm o...

    Authors: Mariana Oksdath Mansilla, Camilo Salazar-Hernandez, Sally L. Perrin, Kaitlin G. Scheer, Gökhan Cildir, John Toubia, Kristyna Sedivakova, Melinda N. Tea, Sakthi Lenin, Elise Ponthier, Erica C. F. Yeo, Vinay Tergaonkar, Santosh Poonnoose, Rebecca J. Ormsby, Stuart M. Pitson, Michael P. Brown…
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2021 3:6
  12. End-stage heart failure is a major risk of mortality. The conductive super-aligned carbon nanotubes sheets (SA-CNTs) has been applied to restore the structure and function of injured myocardium through tissue ...

    Authors: Quanfu Xu, Yuli Yang, Jianwen Hou, Taizhong Chen, Yudong Fei, Qian Wang, Qing Zhou, Wei Li, Jing Ren and Yi-Gang Li
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2021 3:5
  13. Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide. It is mostly diagnosed with a computed tomography scan. Nowadays deep learning methods have been used for the segmentation of the liver and its tumor fro...

    Authors: Yodit Abebe Ayalew, Kinde Anlay Fante and Mohammed Aliy Mohammed
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2021 3:4
  14. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), a non-invasive method for the diagnosis of diverse health conditions has experienced growing popularity over other imaging modalities like ultrasound and Computer Tomography. ...

    Authors: Faith Natukunda, Theodora M. Twongyirwe, Steven J. Schiff and Johnes Obungoloch
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2021 3:3
  15. Electric fields are involved in numerous physiological processes, including directional embryonic development and wound healing following injury. To study these processes in vitro and/or to harness electric fi...

    Authors: Christina N. M. Ryan, Meletios N. Doulgkeroglou and Dimitrios I. Zeugolis
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2021 3:1
  16. Bismuth compounds are known for their activity against multiple microorganisms; yet, the antibiotic properties of bismuth nanoparticles (BiNPs) remain poorly explored. The objective of this work is to further ...

    Authors: Roberto Vazquez-Munoz, M. Josefina Arellano-Jimenez and Jose L. Lopez-Ribot
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2020 2:11
  17. A major challenge for any glaucoma implant is their ability to provide long-term intraocular pressure lowering efficacy. The formation of a low-permeability fibrous capsule around the device often leads to obs...

    Authors: Ian Grierson, Don Minckler, Marian K. Rippy, Andrew J. Marshall, Nathalie Collignon, Jessica Bianco, Benoit Detry and Murray A. Johnstone
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2020 2:10
  18. High occupational physical activity is associated with lower health. Shoe-based movement sensors can provide an objective measurement of occupational physical activity in a lab setting but the performance of s...

    Authors: Jonatan Fridolfsson, Daniel Arvidsson, Frithjof Doerks, Theresa J. Kreidler and Stefan Grau
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2020 2:8
  19. Tourniquets in orthopaedic surgery safely provide blood free surgical fields, but their use is not without risk. Tourniquets can result in temporary or permanent injury to underlying nerves, muscles, blood ves...

    Authors: Bassam A. Masri, Andrew Eisen, Clive P. Duncan and James A. McEwen
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2020 2:7
  20. CS-MRI (compressed sensing for magnetic resonance imaging) exploits image sparsity properties to reconstruct MRI from very few Fourier k-space measurements. Due to imperfect modelings in the inverse imaging, s...

    Authors: Liyan Sun, Yawen Wu, Zhiwen Fan, Xinghao Ding, Yue Huang and John Paisley
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2020 2:4
  21. The characterization of limb biomechanics has broad implications for analyzing and managing motion in aging, sports, and disease. Motion capture videography and on-body wearable sensors are powerful tools for ...

    Authors: Kaitlyn R. Ammann, Touhid Ahamed, Alice L. Sweedo, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Yonatan E. Weiner, Rebecca C. Slepian, Hongki Jo and Marvin J. Slepian
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2020 2:3
  22. Strength and coordination of lower muscle groups typically identified in healthy subjects are two prerequisites to performing functional activities. These physical qualities can be impaired following a neurolo...

    Authors: Mathieu Lalumiere, Cloé Villeneuve, Cassandra Bellavance, Michel Goyette and Daniel Bourbonnais
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2020 2:1
  23. In the original publication of this article [1] the figures and captions were linked incorrectly. In this correction article the figures & captions are correctly published.

    Authors: Sylvia Müller, Lyndsey Nicholson, Naif Al Harbi, Elena Mancuso, Elena Jones, Anne Dickinson, Xiao Nong Wang and Kenneth Dalgarno
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:34

    The original article was published in BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:16

  24. Arm support devices are available to support people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), but active trunk support devices are lacking. An active trunk support device can potentially extend the reach of the ...

    Authors: Stergios Verros, Laura Peeters, Arjen Bergsma, Edsko E. G. Hekman, Gijsbertus J. Verkerke and Bart F. J. M. Koopman
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:31
  25. Muscles contain contractile and (visco-) elastic passive components. At the latest since Hill’s classic works in the 1930s, it has been known that these elastic components affect the length and rate of change ...

    Authors: Walter Herzog
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:28
  26. Tendons link muscle to bone and transfer forces necessary for normal movement. Tendon injuries can be debilitating and their intrinsic healing potential is limited. These challenges have motivated the developm...

    Authors: Sophia K. Theodossiou and Nathan R. Schiele
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:32
  27. Hybrid exoskeletons are a recent development which combine Functional Electrical Stimulation with actuators to improve both the mental and physical rehabilitation of stroke patients. Hybrid exoskeletons have b...

    Authors: Ashley Stewart, Christopher Pretty and Xiaoqi Chen
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:30
  28. Triple tracer meal experiments used to investigate organ glucose-insulin dynamics, such as endogenous glucose production (EGP) of the liver are labor intensive and expensive. A procedure was developed to obtai...

    Authors: Mariël F. van Stee, Shaji Krishnan, Albert K. Groen and Albert A. de Graaf
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:29
  29. Adipose tissue is a vital tissue in mammals that functions to insulate our bodies, regulate our internal thermostat, protect our organs, store energy (and burn energy, in the case of beige and brown fat), and ...

    Authors: Connor S. Murphy, Lucy Liaw and Michaela R. Reagan
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:27
  30. Since nuclei segmentation in histopathology images can provide key information for identifying the presence or stage of a disease, the images need to be assessed carefully. However, color variation in histopat...

    Authors: Hwejin Jung, Bilal Lodhi and Jaewoo Kang
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:24
  31. Leg-press devices are one of the most widely used training tools for musculoskeletal strengthening of the lower-limbs, and have demonstrated important cardiopulmonary benefits for healthy and patient populatio...

    Authors: Farouk Chrif, Tobias Nef and Kenneth J Hunt
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:26
  32. Optical mapping of transmembrane voltage and intracellular calcium is a powerful tool for investigating cardiac physiology and pathophysiology. However, simultaneous dual mapping of two fluorescent probes rema...

    Authors: Rafael Jaimes III, Damon McCullough, Bryan Siegel, Luther Swift, James Hiebert, Daniel McInerney and Nikki Gillum Posnack
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:25
  33. Accurate spasticity assessment provides an objective evaluation index for the rehabilitation treatment of patients with spasticity, and the key is detecting stretch reflex onset. The surface electromyogram of ...

    Authors: Mingjia Du, Baohua Hu, Feiyun Xiao, Ming Wu, Zongjun Zhu and Yong Wang
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:23
  34. Many people suffer from movement disability due to amputation or neurological diseases. Fortunately, with modern neurotechnology now it is possible to intercept motor control signals at various points along th...

    Authors: Wing-kin Tam, Tong Wu, Qi Zhao, Edward Keefer and Zhi Yang
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:22
  35. In virtual reality (VR) applications such as games, virtual training, and interactive neurorehabilitation, one can employ either the first-person user perspective or the third-person perspective to perceive th...

    Authors: Juan Trelles Trabucco, Andrea Rottigni, Marco Cavallo, Daniel Bailey, James Patton and G. Elisabeta Marai
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:21
  36. Stroke rehabilitation often uses the motor relearning concept that require patients to perform active practice of skill-specific training and to receive feedback. Treadmill training augmented with real-time vi...

    Authors: Chanwit Phongamwong, Philip Rowe, Karen Chase, Andrew Kerr and Lindsay Millar
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:20
  37. A growing need exists for neuroscience platforms that can perform simultaneous chronic recording and stimulation of neural tissue in animal models in a telemetry-controlled fashion with signal processing for a...

    Authors: John T. Ramshur, Bashir I. Morshed, Amy L. de Jongh Curry and Robert S. Waters
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:19
  38. Organoids derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) or embryonic stem (ES) cells have been evaluated as in vitro models of development and disease. However, maintaining these cells under long-term static cul...

    Authors: Sachiko Sekiya, Tetsutaro Kikuchi and Tatsuya Shimizu
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:15
  39. Therapy resistant ulcers are wounds that remain open for a long time period and often arise from chronic venous disease, prolonged pressure or diabetes. For healing of chronic wounds, revitalization of the ine...

    Authors: Hanneke N. Monsuur, Ester M. Weijers, Susan Gibbs and Lenie J. van den Broek
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:18
  40. Excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition is a hallmark feature in fibrosis and tissue remodelling diseases. Typically, mesenchymal cells will produce collagens under standard 2D cell culture conditions,...

    Authors: Robert B. Good, Jessica D. Eley, Elaine Gower, Genevieve Butt, Andrew D. Blanchard, Andrew J. Fisher and Carmel B. Nanthakumar
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:14
  41. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are widely used in clinical trials for bone repair and regeneration. Despite previous evidence showing a prominent osteogenic potential of 2D cultured CD271 enriched MSCs, the ...

    Authors: Sylvia Müller, Lyndsey Nicholson, Naif Al Harbi, Elena Mancuso, Elena Jones, Anne Dickinson, Xiao Nong Wang and Kenneth Dalgarno
    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:16

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:34

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