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

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

Rodger Kram
UC Berkeley

Spaargaren, D. H.
Shape and hydrodynamic properties in relation to size in marine
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
Journal of Experimental Biology, v.202, n.4, (1999. Feb.): 353-363.


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
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
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


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.


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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