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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 797410, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/797410
Review Article

Controlling Self-Renewal and Differentiation of Stem Cells via Mechanical Cues

LaBS, Department of Structural Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy

Received 15 June 2012; Revised 20 July 2012; Accepted 23 July 2012

Academic Editor: Douglas W. Hamilton

Copyright © 2012 Michele M. Nava et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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