Biophysics of Bone and Cartilage (BBC)

The BBC group in University of Eastern Finland is globally one of the leading research groups in cartilage and bone biophysics and -engineering. The group has extensively contributed to basic, applied and clinical research of the musculoskeletal disorders during the past 20 years.

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Total times cited:13592 
Citing articles:7310 
Average citations per item:23.04
Source: Web of Science
h-index:59
Updated: Mar 26th 2018

Most recent BBC publications:

  1. Vaalto S, Julkunen P, Saisanen L, Kononen M, Maatta S and Karhu J. Increased Inhibition in Non-Primary Motor Areas of String-Instrument Players: A Preliminary Study with Paired-Pulse Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Brain Plast. 2016 Jun 29;1(2):223-234. doi: 10.3233/BPL-150015.

  2. Lofberg O, Julkunen P, Kallioniemi E, Paakkonen A and Karhu J. MODULATION OF MOTOR CORTICAL EXCITABILITY WITH AUDITORY STIMULATION. J Neurophysiol. 2018 May 9. doi: 10.1152/jn.00186.2017.

  3. Julkunen P, Lofberg O, Kallioniemi E, Hypponen J, Kalviainen R and Mervaala E. Abnormal motor cortical adaptation to external stimulus in Unverricht-Lundborg disease (progressive myoclonus type 1, EPM1). J Neurophysiol. 2018 May 9. doi: 10.1152/jn.00063.2018.

  4. Ojanen SP, Finnila MAJ, Reunamo AE, Ronkainen AP, Mikkonen S, Herzog W, Saarakkala S and Korhonen RK. Site-specific glycosaminoglycan content is better maintained in the pericellular matrix than the extracellular matrix in early post-traumatic osteoarthritis. PLoS One. 2018 Apr 25;13(4):e0196203. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196203. eCollection 2018.

  5. Nykanen O, Rieppo L, Toyras J, Kolehmainen V, Saarakkala S, Shmueli K and Nissi MJ. Quantitative susceptibility mapping of articular cartilage: Ex vivo findings at multiple orientations and following different degradation treatments. Magn Reson Med. 2018 Apr 24. doi: 10.1002/mrm.27216.

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