Faculty & Research
- Contact Information
- Contact George Malacinski by malacins [at] indiana [dot] edu
- By telephone: 812-855-1131
- MO 209
As populations in the developing world age, the need for bone strengthening therapies is rapidly increasing. Traditional therapies include both pharmacological intervention and exercise routines. Additional therapeutic tools which lack undesirable side effects and that can be administered to immobile patients are, however, desperately needed. The Hiroki laboratory has designed a mechanical device that stimulates bone strengthening. Present efforts are devoted to understanding the molecular basis for that bone strengthening.
- Zhang, P., Hamamura, K., Yokota, H., Malacinski, G.M. Pulsating joint loading (PJL) as a candidate therapy for bone strengthening and wound healing in sports medicine. Exercise Sports Science Revs (Amer College Sports Med): Submitted (2008).
- Malacinski, G.M., Yokota, H., and Akay, H.U. Integrating the traditionally trained mechanical engineer (problem-solver) into modern medical research projects. Proc. Amer. Soc. Engineering Ed. Pp. 1-5 (2007).
- Zhang, P., Malacinski, G., Yokota, H. Joint loading modality: Its application to bone formation and fracture healing. Br. J. Sports Med. (BJSM Online First, published Nov. 29, 2007.