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    This week's literature search for biomech* or locomot*

    Jinger Gottschall, PhD
    Emory University
    School of Medicine

    ***NOTE*** Articles with no volume, issue or page numbers indicate that
    the article has not been published in paper form yet, but may be
    available in electronic form through the publisher.


    Tanck, E., G. Hannink, et al. (2006). "Cortical bone development under
    the growth plate is regulated by mechanical load transfer." Journal of
    Anatomy 208(1): 73-79.


    Natoli, A. K., T. L. Medley, et al. (2005). "Sex steroids modulate
    human aortic smooth muscle cell matrix protein deposition and matrix
    metalloproteinase expression." Hypertension 46(5): 1129-1134.

    Yang, C., R. Sodian, et al. (2006). "In vitro fabrication of a tissue
    engineered human cardiovascular patch for future use in cardiovascular
    surgery." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 81(1): 57-64.


    Cheng, G., B. B. Youssef, et al. (2006). "Cell population dynamics
    modulate the rates of tissue growth processes." Biophysical Journal
    90(3): 713-724.

    Sidhu, J. S., R. A. Ponce, et al. (2006). "Cell cycle inhibition by
    sodium arsenite in primary embryonic rat midbrain neuroepithelial
    cells." Toxicological Sciences 89(2): 475-484.


    Ammar, K. N. and E. Morgan (2005). "Preliminary observations on the
    natural variation in the endogenous rhythm of the desert Isopod
    Hemilepistus reaumurii." European Journal of Soil Biology 41(3-4):

    Bellwood, D. R., P. C. Wainwright, et al. (2006). "Functional
    versatility supports coral reef biodiversity." Proceedings of the Royal
    Society B-Biological Sciences 273(1582): 101-107.

    Depecker, M., C. Berge, et al. (2006). "Geometric morphometrics of the
    shoulder girdle in extant turtles (Chelonii)." Journal of Anatomy
    208(1): 35-45.

    Dumont, A., J. P. Ouellet, et al. (2005). "Winter foraging strategy of
    white-tailed deer at the northern limit of its range." Ecoscience
    12(4): 476-484.

    Evans, A. R., J. Hunter, et al. (2005). "The scaling of tooth sharpness
    in mammals." Annales Zoologici Fennici 42(6): 603-613.

    Salesa, M. J., M. Anton, et al. (2006). "Evidence of a false thumb in a
    fossil carnivore clarifies the evolution of pandas." Proceedings of the
    National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103(2):

    Weaver, T. D. and K. Steudel-Numbers (2005). "Does climate or mobility
    explain the differences in body proportions between neandertals and
    their upper paleolithic successors?" Evolutionary Anthropology 14(6):

    Weissengruber, G. E., F. K. Fuss, et al. (2006). "The elephant knee
    joint: morphological and biomechanical considerations." Journal of
    Anatomy 208(1): 59-72.


    Hurd, W. J., T. L. Chmielewski, et al. (2006). "Perturbation-enhanced
    neuromuscular training alters muscle activity in female athletes." Knee
    Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 14(1): 60-69.


    Bullimore, S. R., J. F. Burn (2006). "Consequences of forward
    translation of the point of force application for the mechanics of
    running." Journal of Theoretical Biology 238(1):211-219.

    Kang, H. and J. Dingwell "A direct comparison of local dynamic
    stability during unperturbed standing and walking." Experimental Brain

    Kraves, S. and C. J. Weitz "A role for cardiotrophin-like cytokine in
    the circadian control of mammalian locomotor activity." Nature

    Lenoir, M., S. Van Overschelde, et al. (2006). "Intrinsic and extrinsic
    factors of turning preferences in humans." Neuroscience Letters
    393(2-3): 179-183.

    Weerdesteyn, V., B. Nienhuis, et al. (2005). "Advancing age
    progressively affects obstacle avoidance skills in the elderly." Human
    Movement Science 24(5-6): 865-880.


    Barman, S. and S. K. Guha (2006). "Analysis of a new combined stretch
    and pressure sensor for internal nodule palpation." Sensors and
    Actuators a-Physical 125(2): 210-216.

    Kundra, R. K., J. D. Moorehead, et al. (2006). "Magnetic tracking: a
    novel method of assessing anterior cruciate ligament deficiency."
    Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 88(1): 16-17.

    Poetker, D. M., P. A. Wackym, et al. "Biomechanical Strength of
    Reconstruction Plates when Used for Medial Support of Med-El Cochlear
    Implants: Implications for Diagnostic MRI." Orl-Journal for
    Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Its Related Specialties.


    Evans, D. W. and A. C. Breen (2006). "A biomechanical model for
    mechanically efficient cavitation production during spinal
    manipulation: Prethrust position and the neutral zone." Journal of
    Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 29(1): 72-82.


    Baier, P., P. Branisa, et al. "Circadian distribution of motor-activity
    in unilaterally 6-hydroxy-dopamine lesioned rats." Experimental Brain

    Bolton, P. S. and B. S. Budgell (2006). "Spinal manipulation and spinal
    mobilization influence different axial sensory beds." Medical
    Hypotheses 66(2): 258-262.

    Neilson, P. D. and M. D. Neilson (2005). "Motor maps and synergies."
    Human Movement Science 24(5-6): 774-797.

    Nitabach, M. N., Y. Wu, et al. (2006). "Electrical hyperexcitation of
    lateral ventral pacemaker neurons desynchronizes downstream circadian
    oscillators in the fly circadian circuit and induces multiple
    behavioral periods." Journal of Neuroscience 26(2): 479-489.

    Pickar, J. G. and Y. M. Kang (2006). "Paraspinal muscle spindle
    responses to the duration of a spinal manipulation under force
    control." Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 29(1):

    Rosenberg, L. A., H. J. Pfluger, et al. (2006). "Wasp venom injected
    into the prey's brain modulates thoracic identified monoaminergic
    neurons." Journal of Neurobiology 66(2): 155-168.


    Knikou, M., E. Kay, et al. (2006). "Modulation of flexion reflex
    induced by hip angle changes in human spinal cord injury." Experimental
    Brain Research 168(4): 577-586.

    Pitzen, T. R., J. Drumm, et al. (2006). "Effectiveness of cemented
    rescue screws for anterior cervical plate fixation." Journal of
    Neurosurgery-Spine 4(1): 60-63.

    Privat, A. (2005). "Pathophysiology and treatment of spinal cord
    injury." Bulletin De L Academie Nationale De Medecine 189(6): 1109-1117.

    Ryu, S., J. Lim, et al. "Comparison of the biomechanical stability of
    dense cancellous allograft with tricortical iliac autograft and fibular
    allograft for cervical interbody fusion." European Spine Journal.

    Schmoelz, W., J. Huber, et al. "Influence of a dynamic stabilisation
    system on load bearing of a bridged disc: an in vitro study of
    intradiscal pressure." European Spine Journal.


    Ammon, J. T., M. J. Voor, et al. (2005). "A biomechanical comparison of
    Bosworth and poly-L lactic acid bioabsorbable screws for treatment of
    acromioclavicular separations." Arthroscopy-the Journal of Arthroscopic
    and Related Surgery 21(12): 1443-1446.

    Deakin, M., D. Stubbs, et al. (2005). "Suture strength and angle of
    load application in a suture anchor eyelet." Arthroscopy-the Journal of
    Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 21(12): 1447-1451.

    Richards, D. P., F. A. Barber, et al. (2005). "Compressive loads in
    longitudinal lateral meniscus tears: A biomechanical study in porcine
    knees." Arthroscopy-the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
    21(12): 1452-1456.


    Berencsi, A., M. Ishihara, et al. (2005). "The functional role of
    central and peripheral vision in the control of posture." Human
    Movement Science 24(5-6): 689-709.

    Kang, H. and J. Dingwell "A direct comparison of local dynamic
    stability during unperturbed standing and walking." Experimental Brain


    Sewell, P., J. Vinney, et al. (2005). "A photoelastic clinical study of
    the static load distribution at the stump/socket interface of PTB
    sockets." Prosthetics and Orthotics International 29(3): 291-302.

    Stavdahl, O., A. K. Bondhus, et al. (2005). "Optimal statistical
    operators for 3-dimensional rotational data: Geometric interpretations
    and application to prosthesis kinematics." Modeling Identification and
    Control 26(4): 185-200.


    Hiraga, Y., Y. Ishibashi, et al. (2006). "Biomechanical comparison of
    posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction techniques using cyclic
    loading tests." Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 14(1):

    Panagiotopoulos, E., P. Strzelczyk, et al. (2006). "Cadaveric study on
    static medial patellar stabilizers: the dynamizing role of the vastus
    medialis obliquus on medial patellofemoral ligament." Knee Surgery
    Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 14(1): 7-12.


    Benninger, M. I., G. S. Seiler, et al. (2006). "Effects of anatomic
    conformation on three-dimensional motion of the caudal lumbar and
    lumbosacral portions of the vertebral column of dogs." American Journal
    of Veterinary Research 67(1): 43-50.