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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 501275, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/501275
Editorial

Scaffolds Reinforced by Fibers or Tubes for Tissue Repair

1Key Laboratory for Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Ministry of Education, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
2School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland
3Translational Tissue Engineering Center and Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
4College of Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA

Received 13 April 2014; Accepted 13 April 2014; Published 18 August 2014

Copyright © 2014 Xiaoming Li 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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