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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.


    Boylu, U., Horasanli, K., Tanriverdi, O., Kendirci, M., Gumus, E. and
    Miroglu, C. (2006). Evaluation of bone mineral density after
    ileocystoplasty in children with and without myelomeningocele.
    Pediatric Surgery International.

    Hamrick, M. W., Samaddar, T., Pennington, C. and McCormick, J. (2006).
    Increased muscle mass with myostatin deficiency improves gains in bone
    strength with exercise. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 21,

    Milner, C. E., Ferber, R., Pollard, C. D., Hamill, J. and Davis, I. S.
    (2006). Biomechanical factors associated with tibial stress fracture in
    female runners. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 38, 323-328.

    Ofluoglu, D., Ofluoglu, O. and Akyuz, G. (2006). Bilateral tibial
    stress fracture in a young man due to hypercalciuric osteoporosis: a
    case report. Rheumatology International 26, 469-472.


    Zheng, C. J., Adams, A. B., McGrail, M. P., Marini, J. J. and Greaves,
    I. A. (2006). A proposed curvilinearity index for quantifying airflow
    obstruction. Respiratory Care 51, 40-45.


    Doroudi, R., Andersson, M., Svensson, P. A., Ekman, M., Jern, S. and
    Karlsson, L. (2005). Methodological studies of multiple reference genes
    as endogenous controls in vascular gene expression studies.
    Endothelium-Journal of Endothelial Cell Research 12, 215-223.


    Ahlborn, B. K., Blake, R. W. and Megill, W. M. (2006). Frequency tuning
    in animal locomotion. Zoology 109, 43-53.

    Bergmann, M., Cordier, L. and Brancher, J. P. (2006). On the generation
    of a reverse von Karman street for the controlled cylinder wake in the
    laminar regime - art. no. 028101. Physics of Fluids 18, 28101-28101.

    Bloch, G., Shemesh, Y. and Robinson, G. E. (2006). Seasonal and
    task-related variation in free running activity rhythms in honey bees
    (Apis mellifera). Insectes Sociaux 53, 115-118.

    Ji, Q., Luo, Z. X., Yuan, C. X. and Tabrum, A. R. (2006). A swimming
    mammaliaform from the Middle Jurassic and ecomorphological
    diversification of early mammals. Science 311, 1123-1127.

    Simpson, S. J., Sword, G. A., Lorch, P. D. and Couzin, I. D. (2006).
    Cannibal crickets on a forced march for protein and salt. Proceedings
    of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

    Visscher, D. R., Merrill, E. H., Fortin, D. and Frair, J. L. (2006).
    Estimating woody browse availability for ungulates at increasing snow
    depths. Forest Ecology and Management 222, 348-354.


    Fredericson, M. and Yoon, K. S. (2006). Physical examination and
    patellofemoral pain syndrome. American Journal of Physical Medicine &
    Rehabilitation 85, 234-243.

    Ko, H. Y., Park, B. K., Park, J. H., Shin, Y. B., Shon, H. J. and Lee,
    H. C. (2006). Intrathecal movement and tension of the lumbosacral roots
    induced by straight-leg raising. American Journal of Physical Medicine
    & Rehabilitation 85, 222-227.

    Lin, J. H., McGorry, R. W., Dempsey, P. G. and Chang, C. C. (2006).
    Handle displacement and operator responses to pneumatic nutrunner
    torque buildup. Applied Ergonomics 37, 367-376.


    Bowden, M. G., Balasubramanian, C. K., Neptune, R. R. and Kautz, S. A.
    (2006). Anterior-posterior ground reaction forces as a measure of
    paretic leg contribution in hemiparetic walking. Stroke 37, 872-876.

    Dobkin, B., Apple, D., Barbeau, H., Basso, M., Behrman, A., Deforge,
    D., Ditunno, J., Dudley, G., Elashoff, R., Fugate, L. et al. (2006).
    Weight-supported treadmill vs overground training for walking after
    acute incomplete SCI. Neurology 66, 484-492.


    Billuart, F., Gagey, O., Skalli, W. and Mitton, D. (2006). Biomechanics
    of the deltoideus. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 28, 76-81.

    Cole, D. W., Elsaidi, G. A., Kuzma, K. R., Kuzma, G. R., Smith, B. P.
    and Ruch, D. S. (2006). Distal radioulnar joint instability in distal
    radius fractures: The role of sigmoid notch and triangular
    fibrocartilage complex revisited. Injury-International Journal of the
    Care of the Injured 37, 252-258.

    Masson, C., Thollon, L., Cesari, D. and Brunet, C. (2006). Effects of
    static high compression on human foot-ankle: biomechanical response and
    injuries. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 28, 46-53.

    van Noort, A. and van der Werken, C. (2006). The floating shoulder.
    Injury-International Journal of the Care of the Injured 37, 218-227.


    Low, L. A., Reinhall, P. G., Storti, D. W. and Goldman, E. B. (2006).
    Coupled van der Pol oscillators as a simplified model for generation of
    neural patterns for jellyfish locomotion. Structural Control & Health
    Monitoring 13, 417-429.


    Burne, T. H. J., Johnston, A. N. B., McGrath, J. J. and Mackay-Sim, A.
    (2006). Swimming behaviour and post-swimming activity in Vitamin D
    receptor knockout mice. Brain Research Bulletin 69, 74-78.

    Hinojosa, F. R., Spricigo, L., Izidio, G. S., Bruske, G. R., Lopes, D.
    M. and Ramos, A. (2006). Evaluation of two genetic animal models in
    behavioral tests of anxiety and depression. Behavioural Brain Research
    168, 127-136.

    Koopmans, G. C., Brans, M., Gomez-Pinilla, F., Duis, S., Gispen, W. H.,
    Torres-Aleman, I., Joosten, E. A. J. and Hamers, F. P. T. (2006).
    Circulating insulin-like growth factor I and functional recovery from
    spinal cord injury under enriched housing conditions. European Journal
    of Neuroscience 23, 1035-1046.

    Pinna, G., Agis-Balboa, R. C., Zhubi, A., Matsumoto, K., Grayson, D.
    R., Costa, E. and Guidotti, A. (2006). Imidazenil and diazepam increase
    locomotor activity in mice exposed to protracted social isolation.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of

    Weil, Z. M., Hotchkiss, A. K., Gatien, M. L., Pieke-Dahl, S. and
    Nelson, R. J. (2006). Melatonin receptor (MT1) knockout mice display
    depression-like behaviors and deficits in sensorimotor gating. Brain
    Research Bulletin 68, 425-429.


    Lejeune, L., Anderson, D. I., Campos, J. J., Witherington, D. C.,
    Uchiyama, I. and Barbu-Roth, M. (2006). Responsiveness to terrestrial
    optic flow in infancy: Does locomotor experience play a role? Human
    Movement Science 25, 4-17.

    Poetker, D. M., Wackym, P. A., Yoganandan, N., Runge-Samuelson, C. L.,
    Firszt, J. B. and Pintar, F. A. (2006). 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 68, 77-82.


    Panjabi, M. M., Maak, T. G., Ivancic, P. C. and Ito, S. (2006). Dynamic
    intervertebral foramen narrowing during simulated rear impact. Spine
    31, E128-E134.


    Cepolina, F., Moronti, M., Sanguineti, M., Zoppi, M. and Molfino, R. M.
    (2006). Roboclimber versus landslides. Ieee Robotics & Automation
    Magazine 13, 23-31.

    Pavone, M., Arena, P., Fortuna, L., Frasca, M. and Patane, L. (2006).
    Climbing obstacle in bio-robots via CNN and adaptive attitude control.
    International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications 34, 109-125.


    Gupta, D., Tator, C. H. and Shoichet, M. S. (2006). Fast-gelling
    injectable blend of hyaluronan and methylcellulose for intrathecal,
    localized delivery to the injured spinal cord. Biomaterials 27,

    ***ISSUE ALERT***
    The following atypical biomechanics journals had several hits.

    Acevedoa, S. F., Pfankuch, T., Ohtsu, H. and Raber, J. (2006). Anxiety
    and cognition in female histidine decarboxylase knockout (Hdc(-/-))
    mice. Behavioural Brain Research 168, 92-99.

    Hlinak, Z. and Krejci, I. (2006). Spontaneous alternation behaviour in
    rats: Kynurenic acid attenuated deficits induced by MK-801. Behavioural
    Brain Research 168, 144-149.

    Kusljic, S. and van den Buuse, M. (2006). Differential involvement of
    5-HT projections within the amygdala in prepulse inhibition but not in
    psychotomimetic drug-induced hyperlocomotion. Behavioural Brain
    Research 168, 74-82.

    Schwabe, K., Klein, S. and Koch, M. (2006). Behavioural effects of
    neonatal lesions of the medial prefrontal cortex and subchronic
    pubertal treatment with phencyclidine of adult rats. Behavioural Brain
    Research 168, 150-160.


    DeVocht, J. W., Wilder, D. G., Bandstra, E. R. and Spratt, K. F.
    (2006). Biomechanical evaluation of four different mattresses. Applied
    Ergonomics 37, 297-304.