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Biology, Engineering and Medicine

Online ISSN: 2399-9632

S C. Batterman, Ph.D (Editor-in-Chief)

University of Pennsylvania

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Biology, Engineering and Medicine is an open access, peer reviewed journal on all aspects of biomedical engineering published bimonthly online that can directly inspire or lead to improvements in human health or healthcare.

Journal emphasizes on current concepts in the broad field of Biomedical Engineering including designing instruments, devices and software; bringing together knowledge from many technical sources to develop new procedures; and conducting research needed to solve clinical problems- with particular emphasis on bioinformatics, bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, bioMEMS, Nanobiotechnology, Lab-on-chips, Organ-on-chips, Micro and Nanobiosensing strategies, Nanofabrication, Nanoelectronics, biosignal, processing, computational genomics and proteomics, biotechnology, cellular, tissue, and genetic engineering, clinical engineering, medical imaging, biomonitoring, microtechnology and nanotechnology, neural systems and engineering, health care engineering, orthopedic bioengineering, biochemical engineering, rehabilitation engineering, robotics in surgery, systems physiology and drug delivery bioelectrical engineering.

Manuscripts may take the form of original empirical research, critical reviews of the literature, brief commentaries, perspectives, opinion, meeting reports, case reports, innovations in clinical practice, letters and drug clinical trial studies.

Biology, Engineering and Medicine welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e-mail and send it to: submissions@oatext.com alternatively to: editor.bem@oatext.com

Please, follow the Instructions for Authors. In the cover letter add the name and e-mail address of 5 proposed reviewers (we can choose them or not).

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by Biology, Engineering and Medicine, is properly cited.

S C. Batterman, Ph.D


Steven C. Batterman, Ph.D, engineering consultant and Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania, is an internationally recognized authority on applied mechanics, mechanics of solids, biomechanics, forensic engineering and accident reconstruction. He received his B.C.E. from The Cooper Union School of Engineering in 1959 and continued his education at Brown University where he received his Sc.M. (Engineering) in 1961 and his Ph.D. (Engineering) in 1964. From 1964 to 1997, he was a continuous full-time faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania where he served as a professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Department of Bioengineering) with secondary appointments in the School of Medicine (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery) and in the School of Veterinary Medicine (Professor of Biomechanics in Veterinary Medicine). During his tenure at the University of Pennsylvania he engaged in pioneering research, as well as undergraduate and graduate course development, in solid mechanics, plasticity, viscoelasticity, plates and shells, bioengineering (including biomechanics, orthopaedic biomechanics, dental biomechanics), and forensic engineering. In 1997 he retired from the University of Pennsylvania as a Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering (Biomechanics) and a Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering in Orthopaedic Surgery but actively continued as a consultant and doing research in forensic engineering, biomechanics and accident reconstruction. He has made fundamental research contributions in numerous areas which include, but are not limited to, plastic buckling, stress analysis, development of rate equations for plates and shells, plasticity, thermoplasticity, biomechanics, injury mechanics, failure analysis, and mechanics of adhesion. His areas of expertise in forensic engineering include accident reconstruction, occupant kinematics, vehicle dynamics, biomechanics, mechanics of human injury, crashworthiness, restraint systems, products liability, safety engineering and human factors. He holds numerous honors and awards, has lectured internationally, has published extensively, is the holder of two United States patents, and is the first engineer in the world to be elected President (1994-95), and a Distinguished Fellow (2001), of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Editor-in-Chief Message


As founding Editor-in-Chief, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to our new OAT (open access text) journal, Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM).  BEM is a bimonthly journal devoted to publication to research and current developments in the scientific interfaces between the fields of biology, engineering and medicine.  Our scope of publication is extremely broad and is intended to cover the fields known worldwide by various names such as biomedical engineering, or bioengineering, or biological engineering, or human engineering, and their various subfields.  Subfield coverage includes, but is not limited to, biomechanics, tissue engineering, biomaterials, cellular mechanics, artificial organs, injury biomechanics, medical instrumentation, bioelectronics, forensic bioengineering, and any novel research and application area related to the interfaces between biology, engineering and medicine including health care delivery.  Additional subfields are listed on the BEM web site.  Potential authors should interpret BEM’s scope of publication as noted herein and as listed on the web site in a very broad and liberal manner.  If authors have any questions concerning the suitability of a manuscript topic for publication they should feel free to contact me directly (batterman@aol.com) or the editor (editor.bem@oatext.com).

BEM is fortunate to have a distinguished Editorial Board of internationally respected researchers who will ensure that all manuscripts submitted for publication receive a prompt peer review. Manuscripts will be reviewed by appropriate editorial board members as was well as other international authorities who have expertise in the field of the manuscript.  Peer reviews of a manuscript will ensure that all manuscripts accepted for publication are of the highest quality.  In addition, it is our plan to periodically have special issues of BEM devoted to one or more of our subfields, and articles for such issues will be solicited worldwide from respected researchers.

This is a very exciting time for BEM since it comes at a time when biomedical/bioengineering research and development are burgeoning throughout the world.  Our entry into free access, online, biomedical research publication enormously expands the audience that BEM reaches well beyond that of traditional print journals, and does so in a time frame with a publication frequency that print journals cannot match.  We look forward to receiving the results of your research which will contribute to making BEM the premier journal in its field.

Steven C. Batterman, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief
Professor Emeritus
School of Engineering and Applied Science'
School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania'
Philadelphia, PA
USA

Editorial Board


Bharat Bhushan

Professor
John Glenn College of Public Affairs
The Ohio State University
USA

Yung-Kang Shen

Professor
Department of Dental Technology -Taipei Medical University
Taiwan

Patrick Hannon

Retired Professor and Emeritus Faculty
Northern Arizona University- Deparment of Biology
USA


Kun-Ming Chan

Associate professor
University College of Medicine
Taiwan

Hosam Bayoumi Hamuda

University Professor Environmental Microbiologist and Soil Biotechnologist
Óbuda University
Hungary

Adrian Martinez Rivas

Professor
Centro de Investigación en Computación (CIC)
Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN)
Mexico


Benjamas Cheirsilp

Professor
Department of Industrial Biotechnology
Prince of Songkla University
Thailand

Tito Amaral

Assistant Professor
Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal
Setúbal Technology School
Department of Electrical Engineering Campus IPS
Estefanilha 2914-503 Setúbal
Portugal

Yaobin Zhang

Professor
Associate Dean of School of Environmental Science & Technology
Dalian University of Technology, Dalian
China


Jianfen Li

Professor
School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Wuhan Polytechnic University
Wuhan, PR China

Tuhin Santra

Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering Design
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
India

Teodoro Córdova Fraga

Titular Professor
Department of Engineering Physics
University of Guanajuato campus Leon
Mexico


Moktar Hamdi

Professor,Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering
University Carthage
National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology
Tunisia

Jan Mares

Assistant Professor
Department of Computing and Control Engineering
Faculty of Chemical Engineering
University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
Prague, Czech Republic

Steven charles batterman

Professor Emeritus
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA


Tatjana Košmerl

Full Professor
Chair of Technologies, Nutrition and Wine
Department of Food Science and Technology
Slovenia

UGO CARRARO

Professor
Faculty of Medicine
University of Padova
Italy

Rabiul Ahasan, PhD

Docent (Adjunct Professor)
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Faculty of Engineering
University of Oulu, Finland.


Ahmed Kadhim Hussein

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Babylon University
Iraq

Xinning Wang

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
USA

Niranjan Koirala PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


Dr Mergen Ghayesh

Assistant Professor
Associate Editor, I J Dynamics and Control
School of Mechanical Engineering
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia

Mark Duerkop

Biotechnologist and Project Lead
Department of Biotechnology
Univ. of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Vienna, Austria

Haiyan Zhu

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Kent State University
USA


Darren Tan

Institute of Synthetic Bioarchitectures
Department of Nanobiotechnology
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)
Austria

Alexander Birbrair

Professor
Department of Pathology
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte, MG,
Brazil

Ang-Chen Tsai

Biomedical Engineering
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
USA


Rui Lima

Biomicrofluidics and Biofluids
Assistant Professor
Minho University
Portugal

Stefano Pagano

Materials Nanotechnology
University of Perugia
Faculty of Medicine, School of Dentistry
Italy

Wenlan 'Gloria' Qiu

Research Associate, Center for Integrated Bio and Nano Systems
University of Houston
USA

Paolo Gargiulo

Associate Professor
Inst. f. Biomed. and Neural Engineering/ Biomed. Technology Centre
Reykjavik University & Landspitali
Iceland

In Press

Volume 3, Issue 6


Will be updated soon.

Current Issue

Volume 3, Issue 5


Impact of environmental noise on insects’ physiology and ethology - A study on ants as models

Marie-Claire Cammaerts David Cammaerts

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

October 08, 2018


Ischemic cardiomyopathy: A review of literature on clinical status and meta-analysis of diagnostic and clinical management

Aref Albakri

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

October 08, 2018


Mechanical and shape memory properties of triply periodic minimal surface (TPMS) NiTi structures fabricated by selective laser melting

Saghaian SE Amerinatanzi A Moghaddam NS Majumdar A Nematollahi M Saedi S Elahinia M Karaca HE

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

October 09, 2018


Evaluation of a dental emergency e-learning course for accident and emergency staff Abstract

Arif Razzak Ali al-sharifi Alex Goodson Madhav Kittur

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

October 16, 2018


Odors can affect individuals’ physiology and ethology - A study on ants as models

Marie-Claire Cammaerts David Cammaerts

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

October 29, 2018


Archive


Volume 3

Impact of environmental noise on insects’ physiology and ethology - A study on ants as models

Marie-Claire Cammaerts David Cammaerts

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

October 08, 2018


Ischemic cardiomyopathy: A review of literature on clinical status and meta-analysis of diagnostic and clinical management

Aref Albakri

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

October 08, 2018


Mechanical and shape memory properties of triply periodic minimal surface (TPMS) NiTi structures fabricated by selective laser melting

Saghaian SE Amerinatanzi A Moghaddam NS Majumdar A Nematollahi M Saedi S Elahinia M Karaca HE

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

October 09, 2018


Evaluation of a dental emergency e-learning course for accident and emergency staff Abstract

Arif Razzak Ali al-sharifi Alex Goodson Madhav Kittur

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

October 16, 2018


Odors can affect individuals’ physiology and ethology - A study on ants as models

Marie-Claire Cammaerts David Cammaerts

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

October 29, 2018


Recent Advances in Combined Wireless Power and Data Transfer

Henry W Boger

Short Communication-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

July 27, 2018


Necrotizing fasciitis: are tagged-WBC scans underutilized?

McClure W Ballas E Kaza P Quon A Iagaru A Douglas DB

Case Report-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

August 24, 2018


Construction of simple phage display vectors and display of human cellular retinoic acid binding protein II

Yoshihide Makino

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

August 29, 2018


PET-MRI crucial role in the diagnostic work-up of pan-medullary astrocytoma

Diego Cecchin Alessandro Della Puppa Marina Paola Gardiman Mariagiulia Anglani Chiara Briani

Case Report-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

August 31, 2018


Brain temperature and brain metabolism measurements: Rapid in vivo markers of mood i.e. mania or depressive disorders

Francesco Crespi

Research Proposal-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

August 31, 2018


Opportunities and potential applications from healthcare technologies to assist motor activity in metabolic myopathies

Ricci G Simoncini C Baldanzi S Siciliano G

Review Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

April 14, 2018


Two years of FES training improves muscle fibers of thigh muscles in long-term thoracic level-complete spinal cord injury

Hofer C Loefler S Kern H Zampieri S Albertin G Carraro U

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

May 17, 2018


Muscle and skin improve by home-based FES and full-body in-bed gym

Carraro U Albertin G Gargiulo P Ravara B Piccione F Zampieri S Amber Pond Kern H

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

May 24, 2018


Exercise against tumor- and chemotherapy-induced muscle wasting

Dario Coletti

Review Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

May 28, 2018


Rehabilitation medicine for elderly patients

Masiero S Carraro U Musumeci A

Short Communication-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

June 08, 2018


Rehabilitation Medicine for Elderly Patients, a further note

Masiero S Musumeci A

Short Communication-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

June 19, 2018


Behind an image: Advanced quantitative methods of clinical imaging for sarcopenic muscle

Gislason MK Edmunds K Gargiulo P

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

June 25, 2018


High-speed video capture of anterior cruciate ligament tearing in human and porcine ex vivo specimens

Smith DT Cook SL Gillespie MA Stevens KA Reynolds HC Hurd RC Wisco JJ

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

March 03, 2018


Skull Development Simulation Model for Craniosynostosis Surgery Planning

Jin J Eagleson R de Ribaupierre S

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

March 06, 2018


Craniosynostosis assessment using curvature distribution modes

Jing Jin Sandrine de Ribaupierre Roy Eagleson

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

March 07, 2018


Evaluation of hearing aids from the standpoint of the user

Henry W. Boger

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

April 27, 2018


Electromagnetic properties of the arterial blood flow

Beraia M Beraia G

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

April 25, 2018


Engineering-medicine as a transforming medical education: A proposed curriculum and a cost-effectiveness analysis

Lawrence S Chan

Review Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

April 30, 2018


Virtual reality and augmented reality: Advances in surgery

David B Douglas Clifford A Wilke David Gibson Emanuel F Petricoin Lance Liotta

Review Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

November 10, 2017


Pulsed release of antidepressants from nanocomposite hydrogels

Mario Casolaro Ilaria Casolaro

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

November 06, 2017


eMouveRecherche: the first scientific application to promote light-intensity activity for the prevention of chronic diseases

Sylvie Rousset Romain Guidoux Ludivine Paris Nicolas Farigon Yves Boirie Philippe Lacomme Raksmey Phan Libo Ren D Saboul Martine Duclos

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

January 03, 2018


Myotube cell-based 2D-SPR sensor for insulin and its analog detection

Yuki Shiraishi Hiroaki Shinohara Minoru Suga

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

January 09, 2018


Role of hemofiltercytological tests in administration of adjuvant polychemotherapy for patients radically operated on for colon cancer and assessment of its effectiveness

AA Chimitov Ya N Shoykhet AF Lazarev TD Khankhashanova OG Grigoruk Sabah Dhibi Elfeki A Najla Hfaiedh

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

January 31, 2018


Transcranial magnetic stimulation devices for biphasic and polyphasic ultra-high frequency protocols

Gattinger N Jung NH Mall V Gleich B

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

February 28, 2018


Volume 2

Deciphering the self-perceived dilemma of oral health among university students

Shahida Maqsood Bushra Jabeen Sanam Faheem Maqsood Ahmed Soomro Muznah Sultan

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

July 31, 2017


Antibacterial and cytotoxic effects of photoexcited Au clusters via blue high-power or white low-power light-emitting diode irradiation

Saori Miyata Hirofumi Miyaji Hideya Kawasaki Erika Nishida Kanako Shitomi Tsukasa Akasaka Saori Tanaka Tadashi Iizuka Tsutomu Sugaya

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

September 29, 2017


Analysis of data obtained from an inertial sensor during stability testing

Henry Boger

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

September 04, 2017


Follow-up analyses on the effects of long-term use of high fat diet on hippocampal metabolite concentrations in Wistar rats: Comparing Tarquin quantification of 7.0T rat metabolites to LCModel

Bartosz Kossowski Jarosław Orze Piotr Bogorodzki Martin Wilson Zuzanna Setkowicz Stefan P. Gazdzinski

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

October 28, 2017


Gait analysis using an inertial sensor

Henry Boger

Short Communication-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

October 31, 2017


Magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound and magnetogastrography evaluation on the gastrointestinal system

Teodoro Córdova-Fraga Angel Lizbeth Piña Ruiz José Alfredo Soto Álvarez Rafel Guzman Cabrera Mauricio Sanchez Barajas José María de la Roca Chiapas

Review Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

June 08, 2017


Micro and nanoengineering advances for the development and commercialization of Organ-on-chips

Adrian Martinez-Rivas Génesis K. González-Quijano

Commentary-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

June 8, 2017


3rd Molar variations via radiograph

Hasan Baber Zia Abbas Muzna Khalid Ghazfa Jamil Maha Syed Summaya Abdul Rehman

Research Article, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

June 19, 2017


Dexamethasone stimulates nephronectin expression and mediates mineralization in MDPC-23 cell via Akt/mTOR signaling pathway

Jia Tang Takashi Saito

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

July 17, 2017


Socioeconomic Status and Dental Wear --- A correlation

Hasan Baber

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

July 24, 2017


Letter about M&N Paper of Russo et al. 2017

Ugo Carraro

Letter to Editor-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

July 31, 2017


Modulation of trophism and fiber type gene expression in denervated muscle activated by different patterns of electrical stimulation. Role of muscle fiber regeneration revisited in 2017

Andrea Marcante Alfonc Baba Ugo Carraro Helmut Kern Stefan Loefler Christian Hofer Sandra Zampieri Simone Mosole Pawel Kiper Simonetta Rossi Luca Ghezzo Carla Carollo Annalena Venneri Francesco Piccione Amber Pond Paolo Gargiulo

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

February 18, 2017


Medical image compression framework based on compressive sensing, DCT and DWT

Rahul KherYamini Patel

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

February 18, 2017


Dysregulated Signal Propagation in a MYC-associated Boolean Gene Network in B-cell Lymphoma

Mehmet Volkan ÇakırHenry Wirth Arsen Arakelyan Hans Binder

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

April 17, 2017


Commercial offer for cardiac centers and potential investors

Vladimir I. Ermoshkin

Commentary-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

April 18, 2017


From BAM to BEM, a personal journey through EJTM and PaduaMuscleDays

Ugo Carraro

Ugo Carraro-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

April 29, 2017


Orthopaedic anatomy of the sternum: A micro-CT study to guide the fixation of sternal fractures

Jonathon Lindner Lonnie Douglas David Seligson Seid Waddell Michael Voor

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

April 29, 2017


Inclusion complex formation of cyclodextrin with its guest and their applications

Benjamas Cheirsilp Jaruporn Rakmai

Review Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

December 12, 2016


Hydroxyapatite: a promising hemostatic component in orthopaedic applications

Ying Yang Huan Zhou Xinye Ni Mengmeng Yang Saisai Hou Yaping Bi Linhong Deng

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

January 14, 2017


An herbal formulation containing Zingiber officinale rhizomes and Allium sativum cloves can increase oral glucose tolerance in mice

Mithi Saha Shahanoor Rohani Nishat Rayhana Israt Jahan Toma Sohel Rana Mohammed Rahmatullah

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

January 20, 2017


Galvanotaxis of Caenorhabditis elegans: current understanding and its application in improving research

Muniesh Muthaiyan Shanmugam

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

January 23, 2017


Antibacterial activity and composition of decellularized goat lung extracellular matrix for its tissue engineering applications

Sweta K. Gupta Amit K. Dinda Narayan C. Mishra

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

January 28, 2017


Volume 1

Bioengineering for health: development of a knowledge-based for the benefit of environmental health care

Hosam Bayoumi Hamuda

Editorial-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

November 21, 2016


A brief review of current orthopedic implant device issues: biomechanics and biocompatibility

Patrick Hannon

Mini Review-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

November 24, 2016


Nondestructive technique for bacterial count based on image processing

J C Martinez-Espinosa T Cordova-Fraga M Vargas-Luna J D Ortiz-Alvarado A I Reyes Pablo M Torres Cisneros R Guzmán-Cabrera J F Aguilar O Diaz-Medina

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

November 28, 2016


A quantitative numerical model for TNF-α mediated cellular Apoptosis

Davide Mezza Marco Pappalettera Diego Liberati

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

November 28, 2016


The impact of different commercial yeasts on quality parameters of Montenegrin red wine – Vranac and Kratošija

Sanja ŠUĆUR Vesna MARAŠ Vesna KODŽULOVIĆ Jovana RAIČEVIĆ Milena MUGOŠA Tjaša JUG Tatjana KOŠMERL

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

November 28, 2016


Fighting muscle weakness in advanced aging by take-home strategies: Safe anti-aging full-body in-bed gym and functional electrical stimulation (FES) for mobility compromised elderly people

Ugo Carraro Karma Gava Alfonc Baba Francesco Piccione Andrea Marcante

Research Article-Biology, Engineering and Medicine (BEM)

November 30, 2016


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Special Issues


Assisted Exercise

Editor
Ugo Carraro
Interdepartmental Center of Myology
University of Padova
Italy

Guest Editors:
Paolo Gargiulo
Inst. f. Biomed. and Neural
Engineering / Biomed Technology Centre
Reykjavik University & Landspitali Reykjavik
Iceland

Alfredo Musumeci
Neuroscience Department
University of Padova & Padova General Hospital
Padova
Italy

Submission date: February 01, 2018
Publication date:  May 31, 2018

Description of the Special Issue: The BEM Special Issue: "Assisted Exercise" will provide a wide variety of in-depth knowledge about managements of disorders that directly or indirectly affect skeletal muscles in older people and in all the diseases that present "premature muscle aging". It is designed to inspire and inform the reader about the science and art of aged muscle care, with special reference to research and development of technical aids and clinical protocols of rehabilitation supporting/recovering weak skeletal muscles. The strengths of this BEM Special, covering severe and sometimes neglected diseases, will be the multidisciplinary approaches that characterize the journal Biology, Engineering and Medicine. The goal is to assist all members of research units and healthcare teams (Biomedical Experts, Engineers and Medical care staffs) in researching, developing and implementing interventions to postpone/recover mobility disabilities by means of "Assisted Exercise". Hopefully, it will be an innovative, comprehensive, and educational tool for international junior doctors and others healthcare providers of elderly patients and other persons with mobility impairments.

Submit manuscript to: editor.bem@oatext.com, submissions@oatext.com