Decompressive craniectomy and calculation of cardiovascular risk at the center of the seminar held by Michael Sutcliffe of the University of Cambridge

July 27 2016 - It seems to be the interdisciplinarity the Fil rouge which links the University of Cambridge toUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma. Michael Sutcliffe, coordinator of the Departmental Bioengineer, explained iting Research Theme and director of the university's Biomechanics Group inginjured, to a crowded audience of Italian researchers of theUCBM. In fact, the scholar, illustrating the bio programingengineering carried out in Cambridge, underlined the multidisciplinary aspect that crosses the disciplines of biology, medicine and ingengineering, both in the research and teaching dimensions.

Specifically, Sutcliffe talked about several projects carried out at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. A first work concerns decompressive craniectomy, a surgical operation of temporary removal of a part of the skull due to lesions and brain trauma, in order to decompress the brain tissue. In this field, biomechanics researchers work alongside surgeons to understand how any injury to brain tissue is affected by the size and location of the opening that is made in the skull.

One of the synergies between the organic teamingCambridge researchers and Addenbrooke's oncologists are based on the application of biomechanical models to the stabilization of the radiotherapy dose in cases of prostate cancer. Finally, the last study presented by the Anglo-Saxon scientist concerns the analysis and biomechanical modeling of the collagen microstructure in the arterial wall in physiological and pathological conditions. This project therefore aims to develop new reliable and predictive computational models of the risk of cardiovascular injury. Another clear example of how bioingengineering can be applied to clinical practice to improve human health.