Here is this week's literature update for keywords Biomech* or Locomot*.
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and a new feature, my "PICK OF THE WEEKEND".

Rodger Kram
UC Berkeley


Thorpe, Susannah K.S.; Crompton, Robin H.; Gunther, Michael M.; Ker,
Robert F.; Alexander, R. McNeill.
Dimensions and moment arms of the hind- and forelimb muscles of
common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).
American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 110, n. 2, (Oct.,
1999.): 179-199.

Walker, Sean E.; Marshall, Samuel D.; Rypstra, Ann L.; Taylor, Douglas H.
The effects of hunger on locomotory behaviour in two species of wolf spider
(Araneae, Lycosidae).
Animal Behaviour, v. 58, n. 3, (Sept., 1999.): 515-520.

Fernandez, J. R.; Grant, M. D.; Tulli, N. M.; Karkowski, L. M.; McClearn,G. E.
Differences in locomotor activity across the lifespan of Drosophila
Experimental Gerontology, v. 34, n. 5, (Aug., 1999.): 621-631.

Chang, Tina R.; Forthman, Debra L.; Maple, Terry L.
Comparison of confined mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) behavior in
traditional and "ecologically representative" exhibits.
Zoo Biology, v. 18, n. 3, (1999.): 163-176.

Peters, Thomas; Kubis, Hans Peter; Wetzel, Petra; Sender, Susanne;
Asmussen, Gerhard; Fons, Roger; Juergens, Klaus D.
Contraction parameters, myosin composition and metabolic enzymes of the
skeletal muscles of the Etruscan shrew Suncus etruscus and of the common
European white-toothed shrew Crocidura russula (Insectivora: Soricidae).
Journal of Experimental Biology, v. 202, n. 18, (Sept., 1999.):

Brackenbury, John.
Regulation of swimming in the Culex pipiens (Diptera, Culicidae) pupa:
Kinematics and locomotory trajectories.
Journal of Experimental Biology, v. 202, n. 18, (Sept., 1999.):

Wilga, C. D.; Lauder, G. V.
Locomotion in sturgeon: Function of the pectoral fins.
Journal of Experimental Biology, v. 202, n. 18, (Sept., 1999.):2413-2432.

Drucker, Eliot G.; Lauder, George V.
Locomotor forces on a swimming fish: Three-dimensional vortex wake
dynamics quantified using digital particle image velocimetry.
Journal of Experimental Biology, v. 202, n. 18, (Sept., 1999.):2393-2412.

Beer, Randall D.; Chiel, Hillel J.; Gallagher, John C.
Evolution and analysis of model CPGs for walking: II. General
principles and individual variability.
Journal of Computational Neuroscience, v. 7, n. 2, (Sept.-Oct.,

Caicoya, A. G.; Illert, M.; Jaenike, R.
Monosynaptic Ia pathways at the cat shoulder.
Journal of Physiology (Cambridge), v. 518, n. 3, (Aug. 1, 1999.):

Biggs, James; Horch, Kenneth.
Biomechanical model predicts directional tuning of spindles in finger
muscles facilitates precision pinch and power grasp.
Somatosensory & Motor Research, v. 16, n. 3, (1999.): 251-262.

Mousa, Weam F.; Fujita, Hiroshi; Ido, Kazuhiro; Neo, Masashi; Kobayashi,
Masahiko; Zeineldin, Iman A.; Matsushita, Mutsumi; Nakamura, Takashi.
Bone-bonding ability of bioactive bone cement under mechanical stress.
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, v. 48, n. 5, (1999.): 726-733.

Walsh, Christopher J.; Goodman, David; Caplan, Arnold I.; Goldberg, Victor M.
Meniscus regeneration in a rabbit partial meniscectomy model.
Tissue Engineering, v. 5, n. 4, (Aug., 1999.): 327-337.

Peretti, Giuseppe M.; Bonassar, Lawrence J.; Caruso, Enzo M.; Randolph,
Mark A.; Trahan, Carol A.; Zaleske, David J.
Biomechanical analysis of a chondrocyte-based repair model of
articular cartilage.
Tissue Engineering, v. 5, n. 4, (Aug., 1999.): 317-326.

Torre, F.; Motta, M.
Incidence and distribution of 369 proximal sesamoid bone fractures in 354
Standardbred horses (1984-1995).
Equine Practice, v. 21, n. 8, (Sept., 1999.): 6-12.

Radasch, Robert M.
Biomechanics of bone and fractures.
Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice, v. 29, n. 5,
(Sept., 1999.): 1045-1082.

Crawford, Neil R.; Hurlbert, R. John; Choi, Won Gyu; Dickman, Curtis A.
Differential biomechanical effects of injury and wiring at C1-C2.
Spine, v. 24, n. 18, (Sept. 15, 1999.): 1894-1902.

Yingling, Vanessa R.; McGill, Stuart M.
Anterior shear of spinal motion segments: Kinematics, kinetics, and
resultant injuries observed in a porcine model.
Spine, v. 24, n. 18, (Sept. 15, 1999.): 1882-1889.

Minamide, Akihito; Tamaki, Testuya; Kawakami, Mamoru; Hashizume, Hiroshi;
Yoshida, Munehito; Sakata, Ryosuke.
Experimental spinal fusion using sintered bovine bone coated with type I
collagen and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2.
Spine, v. 24, n. 18, (Sept. 15, 1999.): 1863-1872.

Rho, J. Y.; Zioupos, P.; Currey, J. D.; Pharr, G. M.
Variations in the individual thick lamellar properties within osteons
by nanoindentation.
Bone (New York), v. 25, n. 3, (Sept., 1999.): 295-300.

Copley, Lawson A. B.; Pepe, Matthew D.; Tan, Virak; Dormans, John P.
A comparison of various angles of halo pin insertion in an immature
skull model.
Spine, v. 24, n. 17, (Sept. 1, 1999.): 1777-1780.

Nanci, Antonio.
Content and distribution of noncollagenous matrix proteins in bone and
cementum: Relationship to speed of formation and collagen packing density.
Journal of Structural Biology, v. 126, n. 3, (June 30, 1999.): 256-269.

Weiner, Steve; Traub, Wolfie; Wagner, H. Daniel.
Lamellar bone: Structure-function relations.
Journal of Structural Biology, v. 126, n. 3, (June 30, 1999.): 241-255.

Vishteh, A. Giancarlo; Crawford, Neil R.; Melton, M. Stephen; Spetzler,
Robert F.; Sonntag, Volker K. H.; Dickman, Curtis A.
Stability of the craniovertebral junction after unilateral occipital
condyle resection: A biomechanical study.
Journal of Neurosurgery, v. 90, n. 1 SUPPL., (Jan., 1999.): 91-98.

Hurlbert, R. John; Crawford, Neil R.; Choi, Won Gyu; Dickman, Curtis A.
A biomechanical evaluation of occipitocervical instrumentation: Screw
compared with wire fixation.
Journal of Neurosurgery, v. 90, n. 1 SUPPL., (Jan., 1999.): 84-90.

Chakkalakal, D. A.; Strates, B. S.; Mashoof, A. A.; Garvin, K. L.; Novak,
J. R.; Fritz, E. D.; Mollner, T. J.; McGuire, M. H.
Repair of segmental bone defects in the rat: An experimental model of
human fracture healing.
Bone (New York), v. 25, n. 3, (Sept., 1999.): 321-332.

Tohmeh, Antoine G.; Mathis, John M.; Fenton, David C.; Levine, Alan M.;
Belkoff, Stephen M.
Biomechanical efficacy of unipedicular versus bipedicular vertebroplasty
for the management of osteoporotic compression fractures.
Spine, v. 24, n. 17, (Sept. 1, 1999.): 1772-1776.


Svec, Jan G.; Schutte, Harm K.; Miller, Donald G.
On pitch jumps between chest and falsetto registers in voice: Data from
living and excised human larynges.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, v. 106, n. 3 PART
1,(Sept., 1999.): 1523-1531.

Bir, Cynthia A.; Viano, David C.
Biomechanical predictor of commotio cordis in high-speed chest impact.
Journal of Trauma Injury Infection and Critical Care, v. 47, n. 3
(Sept., 1999.): 468-473.

London, Gerard M.; Guerin, Alain P.
Influence of arterial pulse and reflected waves on blood pressure and
cardiac function.
American Heart Journal, v. 138, n. 3 PART 2, (Sept., 1999.): S220-S224.

Napadow, Vitaly J.; Chen, Qun; Wedeen, Van J.; Gilbert, Richard J.
Biomechanical basis for lingual muscular deformation during swallowing.
American Journal of Physiology, v. 277, n. 3 PART 1, (Sept., 1999.):

Han, Yingshi; Wang, Jun; Fischman, Donald A.; Biller, Hugh F.; Sanders, Ira.
Slow tonic muscle fibers in the thyroarytenoid muscles of human vocal
folds; A possible specialization for speech.
Anatomical Record, v. 256, n. 2, (Oct. 1, 1999.): 146-157.

Lariviere, Christian; Gagnon, Denis.
The L5/S1 joint moment sensitivity to measurement errors in dynamic 3D
multisegment lifting models.
Human Movement Science, v. 18, n. 4, (Aug., 1999.): 573-587.

Cheng, P. L.; Pearcy, M.
A three-dimensional definition for the flexion/extension and
abduction/adduction angles.
Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, v. 37, n. 4, (July,
1999.): 440-444.

For those of you who just can't get enough biomechanics during the week at
the lab, here is a weekend home improvement project.:

Riener, R.; Rabuffetti, M.; Frigo, C.; Quintern, J.; Schmidt, G.
Instrumented staircase for ground reaction measurement.
Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, v. 37, n. 4, (July,
1999.) 526-529.

Just kidding, I recognize the importance of falls/injuries during stair

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