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Publications

M.M Barak, D.E Lieberman, J.J Hublin. A Wolff in sheep’s clothing: Trabecular bone adaptation in response to changes in joint loading orientation. Bone. 49:1141-51 (2011).

M.M Barak, S. Weiner and R. Shahar. The contribution of trabecular bone to the stiffness and strength of rat lumbar vertebrae. Spine. 35:E1153-9 (2010).

M.M. Barak, S. Geiger, N. Lev-Tov Chattah, R. Shahar and S. Weiner. Enamel dictates whole tooth deformation:  A finite element model study validated by an optical method. Journal of Structural Biology 168:511-20 (2009).

M.M. Barak, A. Sharir and R. Shahar. Optical metrology methods for mechanical testing of whole bones. The Veterinary Journal 180:7-14 (2009).

M.M. Barak, J.D. Currey, S. Weiner, R. Shahar. Are tensile and compressive Young’s moduli of compact bone different? Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 2:51-60 (2009).

M.M. Barak, S. Weiner, R. Shahar. Importance of the integrity of trabecular bone to the relationship between load and deformation of rat femora: An optical metrology study. Journal of Materials Chemistry 18:3855-64 (2008).

Sharir, M.M. Barak and R. Shahar. Whole bone mechanics and mechanical testing. The Veterinary Journal 177:8-17(2008).

M.M. Barak, S. Weiner, R. Shahar. The contribution of trabecular bone tissue to the mechanical behavior of whole rat femora. . Journal of Biomechanics 41:S47 (2008).

R. Shahar, P. Zaslansky, M. Barak, A.A. Friesem, J.D. Currey and S. Weiner. Anisotropic Poisson's ratio and compression modulus of cortical bone determined by speckle interferometry. Journal of Biomechanics 40:252-64 (2007).

L. Nadav, V. Kalchenko, M.M. Barak, E. Naparstek, B. Geiger, B.Z. Katz. Tumorigenic potential and disease manifestations of malignant B-cell variants differing in their fibronectin adhesiveness. Experimental Hematology 36:1524-34 (2008).

P. Zaslansky, R. Shahar, M.M. Barak, A.A. Friesem, and S. Weiner. Tooth and bone deformation: structure and material properties by ESPI. Proc. SPIE 6341:634109 (2006).

 

Talks

M.M. Barak, J.J Hublin and D.E. Lieberman. A Wolff in Sheep’s clothing – Trabecular bone functional adaptation. Joint Northeast Regional Meetings of Vertebrate Morphology and Comparative Biomechanics of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology; University of Rhode Island, RI USA. November 05, 2011.

M.M. Barak, J.J Hublin and D.E. Lieberman. Altering joint loading direction in the sheep generates trabecular orientation adjustment. 35th American Society of Biomechanics meeting; Long Beach, CA USA. August 10-13, 2011.

M.M. Barak. Cancellous bone contribution to the mechanical behaviour of whole bones. Harvard University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery. November 27th 2010.

M.M. Barak, S. Weiner and R. Shahar. The importance of trabecular bone integrity, load - deformation relationship in rat femora. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel. October 30th 2008.

M.M. Barak, S. Weiner and R. Shahar. The contribution of trabecular bone tissue to the mechanical behavior of whole rat femora. 16th Congress European Society of Biomechanics; Lucerne, Switzerland. July 06-09, 2008.

M.M. Barak, S. Weiner and R. Shahar. Relative contribution of trabecular bone tissue to the mechanical behavior of whole rat femora. Structural Biology workshop. Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. September 10-11, 2007.

M.M. Barak. User friendly guide to: Experimental techniques for bone mechanics. Invited talk in “Bone Biomechanics” course. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. May 7th 2007.

M.M. Barak, R. Shahar, P. Zaslansky, A.A. Friesem, J.D. Currey and S. Weiner. Anisotropic mechanical properties of cortical bone determined by speckle interferometry. The 12th International Workshop on Stem Cells and Calcified Tissues; Herzeliya, Israel. March 20-22, 2006.

 

Posters

M.M. Barak, S. Weiner and R. Shahar. The contribution of trabecular bone tissue to the mechanical behavior of whole rat femora. 2007 Minerva School and 7th Students Symposium on Biological and Bio-Inspired Materials; Max-Planck Institute, Berlin Germany. 29/05-02/06 2007.

Y. Politi, D. Batchelor, P. Zaslansky, J. Mahamid, M.M. Barak, I. Sagi, S. Weiner, L. Addadi. The involvement of magnesium in biogenic calcium carbonate phases Mg K-edge NEXAFS study. Gordon Research Conferences; Biomineralization. Colby-Sawyer College. 2008.

 

Works presented at conferences

Lamellar bone: old and new insights into structure and function. S. Weiner, E. Klein, M.M. Barak, P. Zaslansky and R. Shahar. 2005 MRS spring meeting; 28/03-01/04 San Francisco CA, USA.

Speckle interferometry: a novel method to map three-dimensional surface deformations of small bone samples. R. Shahar, P. Zaslansky, M.M. Barak, A.A. Friesem, J.D. Currey and S. Weiner. 5th World Congress of Biomechanics; Munich, Germany, July 29th – August 4th 2006.

Tooth and bone deformation: structure and material properties by ESPI. P. Zaslansky, R. Shahar, M.M. Barak, A.A. Friesem and S. Weiner. "Speckles, from grains to flowers"; 13-15 September 2006, Nīmes, France.

 

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