The independent study I completed with the Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Laboratory during the 2022 Spring semester involved an extensive literature search to determine the best course of action for testing the hypothesis that elastin helps reduce damage accumulation over time with cyclic loading of a tendon through a mouse model. This introduction is not a representation of what the lab is currently working on, but it’s to show how we’ve come to the point at which we’re at now: deciding between explant or in-vivo methods of testing the hypothesis.

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Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission