Nanoscale structure and property changes in collagen fibrils on the extracorporeal shockwave therapy applications of the rat Achilles tendon injury

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Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is popular in the treatment of musculo-skeletal injuries. However, the mechanism by which such therapy might have an effect on tendon injury is unknown. The Achilles tendons are mainly composed of [...]

Measurement of Structural and Mechanical Property of Live Mesangial Cell (MC) by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

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Atomic force microscopy (AFM) has become an important device to visualize various cells and biological materials for non-invasive imaging. The major advantage of AFM compared to the conventional optical and electron microscopes is its convenience. [...]