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ISSN: 1559-3959
Preface
997–998

Ashkan Vaziri and Mohammad R. K. Mofrad

Spontaneous unwinding of a labile domain in a collagen triple helix
999–1010

Krishnakumar M. Ravikumar, Jay D. Humphrey and Wonmuk Hwang

Particle collision and adhesion under the influence of near-fields
1011–1018

T. I. Zohdi

Hierarchical chemo-nanomechanics of proteins: entropic elasticity, protein unfolding and molecular fracture
1019–1057

Markus J. Buehler

Micromechanical properties of chondrocytes and chondrons: relevance to articular cartilage tissue engineering
1059–1086

Gidon Ofek and Kyriacos A. Athanasiou

Assessment of the mechanical properties of the nucleus inside a spherical endothelial cell based on microtensile testing
1087–1102

Shinji Deguchi, Masayuki Yano, Ken Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Fukamachi, Seiichi Washio and Katsuhiko Tsujioka

Microscale hydrogels for medicine and biology: synthesis, characteristics and applications
1103–1119

Christopher Rivest, David W. G. Morrison, Bin Ni, Jamie Rubin, Vikramaditya Yadav, Alborz Mahdavi, Jeffrey M. Karp and Ali Khademhosseini

A multilevel numerical model quantifying cell deformation in encapsulated alginate structures
1121–1139

Kalyani Nair, Karen Chang Yan and Wei Sun

Modeling bone resorption using Mixture Theory with chemical reactions
1141–1155

Gholamreza Rouhi, Marcelo Epstein, Leszek Sudak and Walter Herzog

The mechanics of tip growth morphogenesis: what we have learned from rubber balloons
1157–1168

Roberto Bernal, Enrique R. Rojas and Jacques Dumais

Continuum-based computational models for cell and nuclear mechanics
1169–1191

Ashkan Vaziri, Arvind Gopinath and Vikram S. Deshpande

Quantitative evaluation of mechanical properties of cell membranes: an exact solution
1193–1203

Eveline Baesu, Sujatha Kalyanam and Marcelina Mocanu