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In Tissue & cell

The response of adult human bone marrow stromal stem cells to surface topographies generated through femtosecond laser machining can be predicted by a deep neural network. The network is capable of predicting cell response to a statistically significant level, including positioning predictions with a probability P < 0.001, and therefore can be used as a model to determine the minimum line separation required for cell alignment, with implications for tissue structure development and tissue engineering. The application of a deep neural network, as a model, reduces the amount of experimental cell culture required to develop an enhanced understanding of cell behavior to topographical cues and, critically, provides rapid prediction of the effects of novel surface structures on tissue fabrication and cell signaling.

Mackay Benita S, Praeger Matthew, Grant-Jacob James A, Kanczler Janos, Eason Robert W, Oreffo Richard O C, Mills Ben


Deep learning, modeling technique, stem cell behavior, topographical cues