“Mechanobiological cell adaptations to changing microenvironments determine cancer invasiveness: Experimentally validated finite element modeling”
Tulchinsky M., and D. Weihs, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 111, 1951-1959 (2023).
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Physical Confinement and Cell Proximity Increase Cell Migration Rates and Invasiveness: A Mathematical Model of Cancer Cell Invasion through Flexible Channels
Peng Q., F.J. Vermolen, D. Weihs, J. Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 142, 105843 (2023).
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Predicting the Efficacy of Stalk Cells Following Leading Cells Through a Micro-Channel Using Morphoelasticity and a Cell Shape Evolution Model
Peng Q., F.J. Vermolen, D. Weihs, In: Computer Methods, Imaging and Visualization in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering II. CMBBE 2021. Part of the series Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics, vol 38. Editors: Tavares, J.M.R.S., Bourauel, C., Geris, L., Vander Sloten, J. (Springer, Cham), (2023).

Computational modeling reveals a vital role for proximity-driven additive and synergistic cell-cell interactions in increasing cancer invasiveness
Tulchinsky M., and D. Weihs, Acta Biomaterialia 163, 392-399 (2023).



Breast cancer stem cells: Mechanobiology reveals highly invasive cancer cell subpopulations
Alvarez-Elizondo M.B., and D. Weihs, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 79, 134 (2022).
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“Mechanobiology and cell migration in wound healing”
Tulchinsky M., D. Weihs in “Neonatal and Pediatric Wound Care”, Editor: G. Ciprandi (Minerva Medica Publishing, Italy), (2022).

T Cells Promote Metastasis by Regulating Extracellular Matrix Remodeling following Chemotherapy
Haj-Shomaly J., A. Vorontsova, T. Barenholz-Cohen, O. Galibov-Levi, I. Boyango, M. Timaner, Z. Raviv, T. Cooper, N. Ilan, S. Soker, P. Hasson, D. Weihs, R. Scherz-Shouval, I. Vlodavsky, Y. Shaked, Cancer Research 82(2), 278–291 (2022).



Mechanical interactions of invasive cancer cells through their substrate evolve from additive to synergistic
Wiener G.I ,D. Kadosh, D. Weihs, Journal of Biomechanics 129, 110759 (2021).
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Rapid, quantitative prediction of tumor invasiveness in non‑melanoma skin cancers using mechanobiology‑based assay
Kortam, S., Y. Merkher, A. Kramer, I. Metanes, D. Ad-El, J. Krausz, Y. Har-Shai, D. Weihs, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 20(5), 1767-1774 (2021).
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A formalism for modelling traction forces and cell shape evolution during cell migration in various biomedical processes
Peng Q., F.J. Vermolen, D. Weihs, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 20(4), 1459–1475 (2021).
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The Mechanobiology of Adipocytes in the Context Of Diabetes: Much More Than A Fat Depot
Yitzhak-David S.L., D. Weihs, In “The Science, Etiology and Mechanobiology of Diabetes and Its Complications”, Editor: A. Gefen. (Springer International Publishing), pp. 143-160 (2021).

Modeling force application configurations and morphologies required for cancer cell invasion
Ben-David, Y., D. Weihs, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 20(3), 1187–1194 (2021).
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Machine-Learning Provides Patient-Specific Prediction of Metastatic Risk Based on Innovative, Mechanobiology Assay
Rozen R., D. Weihs,  Annals of Biomedical Engineering 49(7), 1774–1783 (2021).
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Actin as a Target to Reduce Cell Invasiveness in Initial Stages of Metastasis
Alvarez-Elizondo M.B., Y. Merkher, G. Shleifer, C. Gashri,  D. Weihs, Annals of Biomedical Engineering 49(5), 1342-1352 (2021).
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A Cellular Automata Model Of Oncolytic Virotherapy In Pancreatic Cancer
Chen J., D. Weihs, F.J. Vermolen, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 82, Art. no. 103 (2020).

Lung mechanics modifications facilitating metastasis are mediated in part by breast cancer derived extracellular vesicles
Barenholz‐Cohen T., Y. Merkher, J. Haj, D. Shechter, D. Kirchmeier, Y. Shaked, D. Weihs. International Journal of Cancer 10, 2924-2933 (2020).

Two- and three-dimensional de-drifting algorithms for fiducially marked image stacks
Wiener G.I, D. Kadosh, D. Weihs. Journal of Biomechanics 110, 109967 (2020).

Rapid Cancer Diagnosis and Early Prognosis of Metastatic Risk Based on Mechanical Invasiveness of Sampled Cells
Merkher Y., Y. Horesh, Z. Abramov, G. Shleifer, O. Ben-Ishay, Y. Kluger, D. Weihs. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 48(12), 2846-2858 (2020).
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Finite element analysis reveals an important role for cell morphology in response to mechanical compression
Saeed M., D. Weihs. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 19(3), 1155-1164 (2020).
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Bioengineering Studies of Cell Migration in Wound Healing Research
Weihs D., In “Innovations and Emerging Technologies in Wound Prevention and Care”, Editor A. Gefen (Elsevier Inc.), pp. 103-122 (2020).

Micropatterned Topographies Reveal Measurable Differences between Cancer and Benign Cells
Alvarez-Elizondo M.B., C.W. Li, A. Marom, Y.T. Tung, G. Drillich, Y. Horesh, S.C. Lin, G.J. Wang, D. Weihs. Medical Engineering and Physics 75, 5-12 (2020).

Computational modeling of therapy on pancreatic cancer in its early stages
Chen J., D. Weihs, F.J. Vermolen. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 19(2), 427-444 (2020).
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Sodium Pyruvate Pre-Treatment Prevents Cell Death Due To Localized, Damaging Mechanical Strains In The Context Of Pressure Ulcers
Alvarez-Elizondo M.B., T. Barenholz-Cohen, D. Weihs. International Wound Journal 16, 1153-1163 (2019).

Computational Cell-Based Modeling and Visualization of Cancer Development and Progression
Chen J., D. Weihs, F.J. Vermolen. In “New Developments on Computational Methods and Imaging in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering” part of the series: “Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics”. Editors: João Manuel R.S. Tavares, Nilanjan Dey, Amit Joshi (Springer International Publishing), pp. 93-119 (2019). ISBN 978-3-030-23072-2

Non-damaging stretching combined with sodium pyruvate supplement accelerate migration of fibroblasts and myoblasts during gap closure”.
Marom A., Y. Berkovitch, S. Toume, M. B. Alvarez-Elizondo, D. Weihs. Clinical Biomechanics 62, 96-103 (2019).

Traction force microscopy in differentiating cells”.
Abuhattum S., A. Gefen, D. Weihs. In “New developments in Tissue Engineering and Regeneration”, Editors: Fernandes, P.R, da Silva Bártolo, P.J., (Springer International Publishing) Computational Methods in Applied Sciences Series, pp. (2019). ISBN 978-3-030-15370-0

Role of Mechanobiology and Biomechanics in Cancer: From Cells to Tissues”.
Weihs D., Proceedings of the 44th Congress of the Société de Biomécanique, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 22, S359-S361 (2019).



Mechanobiology of Metastatic Cancer”.
Alvarez-Elizondo M. B. , R. Rozen, D. Weihs.  In “Mechanobiology in Health and Disease”, Editor: Stefaan Verbruggen, Academic Press (Elsevier) Biomedical Engineering series, pp. 449-494 (2018).

A phenomenological model for cell and nucleus deformation during cancer metastasis”.
Chen J., D. Weihs, M. Van Dijk, F. J. Vermolen. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 17(5), 1429-1450 (2018).

A model for cell migration in non-isotropic fibrin networks with an application to pancreatic tumor islets”.
Chen J., D. Weihs, F. Vermolen. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 17(2), 367-386 (2018).

“’Contemporary Oncology Research: A Special Issue on the Mechanobiology and Biophysics of Cancer Development and Progression
Weihs D. Convergent Science Physical Oncology 4, 010201 (2018).

Effect of natural honey treatment and external stretching on kinematics of cell migration during gap closure”.
Berkovitch Y., S. Toume, A. Gefen, D. Weihs. In “Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium CMBBE, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016”, Editors: Amit Gefen and Daphne Weihs. pp. 75-80 (2018). ISBN 978-3-319-59764-5, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-59764-5

Proximity of metastatic cells strengthens the mechanical interaction with their environment”.
Merkher Y., D. Weihs. In “Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium CMBBE, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016”, Editors: Amit Gefen and Daphne Weihs. pp. 253-258 (2018). ISBN 978-3-319-59764-5, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-59764-5



Control of cell proliferation by a porous chitosan scaffold with multiple releasing capabilities”.
Cai S., C. Li, D. Weihs, G. Wang. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials 18(1), 987-996 (2017).

“Taxol reduces synergistic, mechanical invasiveness of adjacent metastatic cells”.
Merkher Y., M.B. Alvarez-Elizondo, D. Weihs. Convergent Science Physical Oncology 3(4) 044002 (2017).

Complex, Dynamic Behavior of Extremely Asymmetric Di-n-Alkylphosphate-Anion Aggregates, the Long-Chain Effect and the Role of a Limiting Size: Cryo-TEM, SANS, and X-Ray Diffraction Studies“.
Weihs D. et al., Journal of Physical Chemistry B 121(16), 4099-4114 (2017).

Proximity of metastatic cells enhances their mechanobiological invasiveness“.
Merkher Y., D. Weihs. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 45(6), 1399-1406 (2017). Access full-text view only.

Cell-gel mechanical interactions as an approach to rapidly and quantitatively reveal invasive subpopulations of metastatic cancer cells“.
Alvarez-Elizondo M.B., D. Weihs. Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods 23(3), 180-187 (2017).
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Metastatic breast cancer cells adhere strongly on varying stiffness substrates, initially without adjusting their morphology“.
Massalha S., D. Weihs. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 16, 961-970 (2017).
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Low-level stretching accelerates cell migration into a gap”.
Toume S., A. Gefen, D. Weihs.  International Wound Journal 14(4), 698-703 (2017).



Review on experiment-based two- and three-dimensional models for wound healing“.
Weihs D., A. Gefen, F. J. Vermolen.  Interface Focus 6(5), 20160038 (2016).

Cytoskeleton and plasma membrane damage resulting from exposure to sustained deformations: A review of the mechanobiology of chronic wounds
Gefen A., D. Weihs. Medical Engineering and Physics 38(9), 828-833 (2016).

Asymmetry in traction forces produced by migrating preadipocytes is bounded to 33%“.
Abuhattum S., D. Weihs. Medical Engineering and Physics 38(9), 834-838 (2016).

Printable low-cost, sustained and dynamic cell stretching apparatus”.
Toume S., A. Gefen, D. Weihs. Journal of Biomechanics 49, 1336-1339 (2016).

Modern Cell Biomechanics: A Special Issue on Motility and Dynamics of Living Cells in Health, Disease and Healing”.
A. Gefen, D. Weihs. Editorial for special issue in Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Biomechanics 49, 1271 (2016).

A Phase-Contrast Microscopy-Based Method for Modeling the Mechanical Behavior of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Saeed M., O. Sharbani, D., A. Gefen. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 13, 1359-1362 (2016).

Modeling migration in cell colonies in two and three dimensional substrates with varying stiffnesses”.
Dudaie M., D. Weihs, F. J. Vermolen, A. Gefen. In Silico Cell and Tissue Science 2(1), 2-15 (2015).

Mechanical cytoprotection: A review of cytoskeleton-protection approaches for cells“.
Gefen A., D. Weihs. Journal of Biomechanics 49, 1321-1329 (2016).



Ratio of total traction force to projected cell area is preserved in differentiating adipocytes”.
Abuhattum S., A. Gefen, D. Weihs. Integrative Biology 7(10):1212-1217 (2015).

Embryonic stem cells growing in 3-dimensions shift from reliance on the substrate to each other for mechanical support”.
Teo A., M. Lim, D. Weihs. Journal of Biomechanics 48(10), 1777-1781 (2015).

Mechanical Interaction of Metastatic Cancer Cells with a Soft Gel“.
Kristal-Muscal R., L. Dvir, M. Schvartzer, D. Weihs. Procedia IUTAM 12, 211-219 (2015). Open Access!!

Effects of particle uptake, encapsulation, and localization in cancer cells on intracellular applications”.
Gal N. , S. Massalha, O. Samuelly-Nafta, D. Weihs. Medical Engineering and Physics 37, 478-483 (2015).

Quantitative measures to reveal coordinated cytoskeleton-nucleus reorganization during in vitro invasion of cancer cells”.
Dvir L., R. Nissim, M. Alvarez, D. Weihs. New Journal of Physics 17, 043010 (2015).
Open Access!! includes video abstract!

Towards a mathematical formalism for semi-stochastic cell-level computational modeling of tumor initiation”.
Vermolen F. J., R. van der Meijden, M. van Es, A. Gefen, D. Weihs. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 43(7), 1680-1694 (2015).



Origin of active transport in breast-cancer cells”.
Goldstein D., T. Elhanan, M. Aronovitch, D. Weihs. Soft Matter 9(29), 7167-7173 (2013).

Metastatic cancer cells tenaciously indent impenetrable, soft substrates”.
Kristal-Muscal R., L. Dvir, D. Weihs. New Journal of Physics 15, 035022 (2013).
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Particle Tracking in Living Cells: A Review of the Mean Square Displacement Method and Beyond”.
Gal N., D. Goldstein, D. Weihs. Rheologica Acta 52(5), 425-443 (2013).

Cell-based coordinate system for intracellular location-dependent particle tracking analysis”.
Abuhattum S., D. Weihs. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 16(10), 1042-1049 (2013).

Flexible blade rheometer for in-line measurement of viscosity”.
Weihs D., T. Hadad, R.Gurka, A. Liberzon. Chemical Engineering Science 91, 130-133 (2013).



Intracellular mechanics and activity of breast cancer cells correlate with metastatic potential”.
Gal N., D. Weihs. Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics 63(3), 199-209 (2012).
Featured in: Mammary Cell News, Vol. 4.18 (May 10, 2012).

Novel Algorithm and MATLAB-Based Program for Automated Power Law Analysis of Single Particle, Time-Dependent Mean-Square Displacement”.
Umansky M., D. Weihs. Computer Physics Communications 183, 1783-1792 (2012).

Aggregate Structures of Asymmetric Di-Alkyl Phosphate Anions and the Role of Conformations about the Polar Region: SANS, Cryo-TEM, Raman Scattering, 13C NMR and Selective NOE Studies”.
Sasuga S., D. Weihs, Y. Talmon, H. Okabayashi, C. O’Connor. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 116, 3538-3550 (2012).

Low intensity ultrasound perturbs cytoskeleton dynamics
Mizrahi N., E. Zhou, G. Lenormand, R. Krishnan, D0 Weihs, J. P. Butler, D. Weitz, J. J. Fredberg, E. Kimmel. Soft Matter 8(8), 2438-2443 (2012).

Image-Based Algorithm for Analysis of Transient Single-Particle Trajectories
Weihs D., D. Gilad, M. Seon, I. Cohen, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 12(1-4), 337-344 (2012).



Time-Dependent Micromechanical Responses of Breast Cancer Cells and Adjacent Fibroblasts to Electrical Treatment”.
Yizraeli M.L., D. Weihs. Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics 61, 605-618 (2011).


Experimental Evidence of Strong Anomalous Diffusion in Living Cells”.
Gal N., D. Weihs, Physical Review E 81, 020903(R) (2010).
Featured in: the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 19(4) (2010).

Rheology and Microrheology of Honey as a Model Newtonian Fluid
Cohen I., D. Weihs. Journal of Food Engineering 100, 366-371 (2010).


Simulations of Complex Particle Transport in Heterogeneous Active Liquids”.
Weihs D., M.A. Teitell, T.G. Mason. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 3, 227-237 (2007).

A Comparative Study of Microstructure Development in Paired Hepatic and Gallbladder Biles”.
Weihs D., J. Schmidt, D. Danino, I. Goldiner, D. Leikin-Gobbi, A. Eitan, M. Rubin, Y. Talmon, F. M. Konikoff. Biochimica Biophysica Acta 1771, 1289–1298 (2007).

Effects of cytoskeletal disruption on transport, structure, and rheology within mammalian cells
Weihs D., T.G. Mason, M.A. Teitell. Physics of Fluids 19, 103102 (2007).
Featured in: the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (October 22, 2007)


Bio-microrheology: A Frontier in Microrheology”.
Weihs D. , T.. Mason, M.A. Teitell. Biophysical Journal 91, 4296-4305 (2006).


Self-Aggregation in Dimeric Arginine-Based Cationic Surfactants Solutions
Weihs D., D. Danino, A.Pinazo-Gassol, L. Perez, E. I. Frances,  Y. Talmon. Colloids and Surfaces A 255, 73-78 (2005).

Biliary Cholesterol Crystallization Characterized by Single Crystal Cryogenic-Electron Diffraction

Weihs D., J. Schmidt, I. Goldiner, D. Danino, M. Rubin, Y. Talmon, and F.M. Konikoff.  Journal of Lipid Research 46, 942-948 (2005).


Microstructures in the Aqueous Solutions of a Hybrid Anionic Fluorocarbon/Hydrocarbon Surfactant”.
Danino D., D. Weihs, R. Zana, G. Oradd, G. Lindblom, M. Abe, Y. Talmon. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 259, 382-390 (2003).


Microstructural Evolution of Lipid Aggregates in Nucleating Model and Human Biles Visualized by Cryogenic Transmission Electron Microscopy”.
Konikoff F.M., D. Danino, D. Weihs, M. Rubin, Y. Talmon. Hepatology 31, 261-268 (2000).
Featured in: The New York Times, The Jerusalem Post, and Haaretz.


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