bio-, bi-, -bia, -bial, -bian, -bion, -biont, -bius, -biosis, -bium, -biotic, -biotical
(Greek: life; living, live, alive)
Don’t confuse this element with another bi- which means "two".
The most important things in life are not things.
Cells are sensitive to mechanical force, and respond in a variety of ways, many of which are beneficial, but others that contribute to disease.
While biologists have contributed greatly to our understanding of the biochemical signaling pathways that transmit these responses, little progress has been made in identifying the initiating event in which a mechanical force is first transduced into a biochemical signal.
Mechanics regulates biological processes at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and organism levels.
Mechanical loading can influence cell proliferation, differentiation, and metabolism; and as such, plays a crucial role in the growth, adaptation, regeneration and engineering of living tissues.
Several mechanisms have been proposed, and some have been characterized, but there is still much to learn.
In the process of studying the interactions between force and biology, this new field of mechanobiology is now being studied in various universities.
2. Dermatosis characterized by patchy degeneration of the elastic and connective tissue of the skin with degenerated collagen occurring in irregular patches, especially in the dermis.
2. A relationship between two organisms in which only one of the partners benefits.
3. Either a condition of symbiosis in which one symbiont sets the stage for the arrival of the other or a mutual association of two organisms of which one is thought to benefit without detriment to the other.
4. A symbiotic relationship in which one organism modifies the environment before the second one is able to live in it.