UC Berkeley library allows campus users to have free use of the Current
Contents data base.
I have coupled this directly to my e-mail so that once per week the UC system
conducts an automatic search of the data base for specified keywords etc.
and sends me the updated results by e-mail.

Relevent to this list, I search the keywords "biomechanics OR locomotion".
This has made me aware of the breadth of biomechanics and also of articles
in journals that I don't subscribe to and seldom scan. I think that
this could be useful to a significant number ofl of Biomch-L users, and
having received the
blessings of the list moderators, I will begin posting my "weekly update"
to Biomch-L.

One thing that I have learned is that there is a tremendous amount of
research taking place on the biomechanics and "locomotion" of cells and
organelles within cells. Biomch-L deals mostly with the organ or organism
scale of things. Similarly, many "locoomotion" hits are for studies of
pharmacological effects on rats. Locomotion is apparently used as an index
or assay of drug effect.

I post these references only in an effort to give something back to
Biomch-L. If you find these posts annoying, let me know. If you find them
useful and want me to continue, let me hear that too.


Rodger Kram
Assistant Professor

mail address:
Integrative Biology Dept.
3060 VLSB
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3140

office: 5024 VLSB
phone (510) 643-9370
FAX (510) 643-6264

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