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    Below is this weeks Literature Update for keywords biomech* or locomot*

    While I have your attention though, I would like to direct you to an
    article in Science magazine that provided the scientific community with
    information about E-Biomed, a proposal developed by Harold Varmus (head of
    NIH) to radically change how scientific information is published and
    disseminated to the community. The article in Science can be accessed at
    http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/284/5415/718a

    The full E-Biomed report was published by Dr. Varmus on the Director's web
    page on May 5th. On May 14th, the American Physiological Society submitted
    an extensive response to the proposal.

    Both the E-Biomed proposal and the APS response can be accessed through the
    APS Home Page at
    http://www.faseb.org/aps/NEWS/E-Biomed.html

    Rodger Kram
    UC Berkeley

    ZOOLOGY/BOTANY/ANTHROPOLOGY
    Spaargaren, D. H.
    Shape and hydrodynamic properties in relation to size in marine
    macro-crustacea.
    Crustaceana (Leiden), v.72, n.2, (1999. March): 203-214.

    Carrano, M. T.
    What, if anything, is a cursor? Categories versus continua for determining
    locomotor habit in mammals and dinosaurs.
    Journal of Zoology (London), v.247, n.1, (1999. Jan.): 29-42.

    Ward, C. V.; Leakey, M. G.; Brown, B.; Brown, F.; Harris, J.; Walker, A.
    South Turkwel: A new Pliocene hominid site in Kenya.
    Journal of Human Evolution, v.36, n.1, (1999. Jan.): 69-95.

    Niklas, K. J.
    Variations of the mechanical properties of Acer saccharum roots.
    Journal of Experimental Botany, v.50, n.331, (1999. Feb.): 193-200.

    Fish, F. E.; Baudinette, R. V.
    Energetics of locomotion by the Australian water rat (Hydromys
    chrysogaster): A comparison of swimming and running in a semi-aquatic
    mammal.
    Journal of Experimental Biology, v.202, n.4, (1999. Feb.): 353-363.

    ORTHOPEDICS/BONE

    Chen, C.-H.; Chen, W.-J.; Shih, C.-H.
    Arthroscopic posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with quadriceps
    tendon-patellar bone autograft.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, v.119, n.1-2, (1999. Feb.):86-88.

    Schildhauer, T. A.; Bennett, A. P.; Wright, T. M.; Lane, J. M.; O'Leary, P. F.
    Intravertebral body reconstruction with an injectable in situ-setting
    carbonated apatite: Biomechanical evaluation of a minimally invasive
    technique.
    Journal of Orthopaedic Research, v.17, n.1, (1999. Jan.): 67-72.

    Atkinson, P. J.; Oyen-Tiesma, M.; Zukosky, D. K.; DeCamp, C. E.; Mackenzie,
    C. D.; Haut, R. C.
    Patellar tendon augmentation after removal of its central third limits
    joint tissue changes.
    Journal of Orthopaedic Research, v.17, n.1, (1999. Jan.): 28-36.

    Kim, Sung Min; McCulloch, Timothy M.; Rim, Kwan.
    Comparison of viscoelastic properties of the pharyngeal tissue: Human and
    canine.
    Dysphagia, v.14, n.1, (1999. Winter): 8-16.

    Hamrick, Mark W.
    Development of epiphyseal structure and function in Didelphis virginiana
    (Marsupiala, Didelphidae).
    Journal of Morphology, v.239, n.3, (1999. March): 283-296.
    *note these are commonly known as opposums

    NEURAL

    Perrot, Xavier; Micheyl, Christophe; Khalfa, Stephanie; Collet, Lionel.
    Stronger bilateral efferent influences on cochlear biomechanical activity
    in musicians than in non-musicians.
    Neuroscience Letters, v.262, n.3, (1999. March 12): 167-170.

    ERGONOMICS

    Chaffin, Don B.; Stump, Benjamin S.; Nussbaum, Maury A.; Baker, Gerri.
    Low-back stresses when learning to use a materials handling device.
    Ergonomics, v.42, n.1, (1999. Jan.): 94-110.

    Kroemer, Karl H.E.
    Assessment of human muscle strength for engineering purposes: A review of
    the basics.
    Ergonomics, v.42, n.1, (1999. Jan.): 74-93.

    Khalaf, K. A.; Parnianpour, M.; Sparto, P. J.; Barin, K.
    Determination of the effect of lift characteristics on dynamic performance
    profiles during manual materials handling tasks.
    Ergonomics, v.42, n.1, (1999. Jan.): 126-145.

    Lavender, S. A.; Li, Y. C.; Andersson, G.B.J.; Natarajan, R. N.
    The effects of lifting speed on the peak external forward bending,lateral
    bending, and twisting spine moments.
    Ergonomics, v.42, n.1, (1999. Jan.): 111-125.

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