Tissue repair and regeneration after wounding is a fundamental problem of vast medical importance. Previous studies have largely focused on the biochemical and genetic control of tissue regeneration. However, there is increasing evidence that the mechanical environment of the tissue also plays a role in the regeneration process. The project will use an interdisciplinary approach to understand how tissue mechanics contributes to regeneration, and importantly, how the tissue senses when to stop healing - a problem that has been largely neglected to-date.
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