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A biomechanical approach to studying muscles, motor conditions

Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship recipient Melinda Cromie is developing a biomechanical approach to study sarcomeres, the smallest contractile unit of skeletal muscle fibers.

In this video, Cromie discusses how her work combines concepts and methodologies from a range of disciplines to better understand motor control diseases where patients suffer a loss of range of motion, for example stroke and cerebral palsy. Her research could be used to guide treatments and provide an evaluation for emerging therapies.

Cromie is one of three students to receive inaugural awards from the Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship Program, which was launched in 2008.

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