Here is this week's Literature Update for keywords Biomech* or Locomot*
I was a bit late getting last week's distributed.

Rodger Kram
UC Berkeley

PICK OF THE WEEK
I am not sure what the biomechanics/locomotion link is in this article.
Perhaps voles (small mouse-like animals) locomote away from weasel odour?

Borowski, Zbigniew.
Influence of weasel (Mustela nivalis Linnaeus, 1766) odour on spatial
behaviour of root voles (Microtus oeconomus Pallas, 1776).
Canadian Journal of Zoology, v.76, n.10, (1998. Oct.): 1799-1804.

BIOLOGICAL

Niklas, Karl J.
The mechanical role of bark.
American Journal of Botany, v.86, n.4, (1999. April): 465-469.

Quillin, Kim J.
Kinematic scaling of locomotion by hydrostatic animals: Ontogeny of
peristaltic crawling by the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris.
Journal of Experimental Biology, v.202, n.6, (1999. March): 661-674.

Jayne, Bruce C.; Irschick, Duncan J.
Effects of incline and speed on the three-dimensional hindlimb
kinematics of a generalized iguanian lizard (Dipsosaurus dorsalis).
Journal of Experimental Biology, v.202, n.2, (1999. Jan.): 143-159.

Spencer, Mark A.
Constraints on masticatory system evolution in anthropoid primates.
American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v.108, n.4, (1999. April):
483-506.

Paton, R. L.; Smithson, T. R.; Clack, J. A.
An amniote-like skeleton from the Early Carboniferous of Scotland.
Nature (London), v.398, n.6727, (1999. April 8): 508-513.

Renous, Sabine; Hofling, Elizabeth; Gasc, Jean-Pierre.
On the rhythmical coupling of the axial and appendicular systems in small
terrestrial lizards (Sauria: Gymnophthalmidae).
Zoology (Jena), v.102, n.1, (1999.): 31-49.

CARDIOVASCULAR

Mizutani, Kenichi; Ikeda, Katsumi; Kawai, Yasuhiro; Yamori, Yukio.
Biomechanical properties and chemical composition of the aorta in genetic
hypertensive rats.
Journal of Hypertension, v.17, n.4, (1998. April): 481-487.

NEURAL

Brustein, Edna; Rossignol, Serge.
Recovery of locomotion after ventral and ventrolateral spinal lesions in
the cat. II. Effects of noradrenergic and serotoninergic drugs.
Journal of Neurophysiology (Bethesda), v.81, n.4, (1999. April):
1513-1530.

Hess, Dietmar; Bueschges, Ansgar.
Role of proprioceptive signals from an insect femur-tibia joint in
patterning motoneuronal activity of an adjacent leg joint.
Journal of Neurophysiology (Bethesda), v.81, n.4, (1999. April):
1856-1865.

Hebb, M. O.; Robertson, H. A.
Synergistic influences of the striatum and the globus pallidus on postural
and locomotor control.
Neuroscience, v.90, n.2, (1999. May): 413-421.

Trank, Tamara V.; Turkin, Vladimir V.; Hamm, Thomas M.
Organization of recurrent inhibition and facilitation in motoneuron pools
innervating dorsiflexors of the cat hindlimb.
Experimental Brain Research, v.125, n.3, (1999. April): 344-352.

Oudejans, Raoul R. D.; Michaels, Claire F.; Bakker, Frank C.; Davids, Keith.
Shedding some light on catching in the dark: Perceptual mechanisms for
catching fly balls.
Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception and Performance,
v.25, n.2, (1999. April): 531-542.

Biggs, James; Horch, Ken; Clark, Francis J.
Extrinsic muscles of the hand signal fingertip location more precisely
than they signal the angles of individual finger joints.
Experimental Brain Research, v.125, n.3, (1999. April): 221-230.

Tal'nov, A. N.; Serenko, S. G.; Strafun, S. S.; Kostyukov, A. I.
Analysis of the electromyographic activity of human elbow joint muscles
during slow linear flexion movements in isotorque conditions.
Neuroscience, v.90, n.3, (1999. March 9): 1123-1136.

Cohen, A. H.; Kiemel, T.; Pate, V.; Blinder, J.; Guan, L.
Temperature can alter the functional outcome of spinal cord regeneration
in larval lampreys.
Neuroscience, v.90, n.3, (1999. March 9): 957-965.

Faist, Michael; Blahak, Christian; Duysens, Jacques; Berger, Wiltrud.
Modulation of the biceps femoris tendon jerk reflex during human locomotion.
Experimental Brain Research, v.125, n.3, (1999. April): 265-270.

ORTHOPEDIC

Peng, Zhiqi; Tuukkanen, Juha; Zhang, Hongxue; Vaananen, H. Kalervo.
Alteration in the mechanical competence and structural properties in the
femoral neck and vertebrae of ovariectomized rats.
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, v.14, n.4, (1999. April): 616-623.

Hollinger, Jeffrey O.; Schmitt, John M.; Hwang, Kun; Buck, Dave.
Impact of nicotine on bone healing.
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, v.45, n.4, (1999. June 15):294-301.

Cunningham, Bryan W.; Kanayama, Masahiro; Parker, Larry M.; Weis, James
C.;Sefter, John C.; Fedder, Ira L.; McAfee, Paul C.
Osteogenic protein versus autologous interbody arthrodesis in the sheep
thoracic spine: A comparative endoscopic study using the Bagby and Kuslich
interbody fusion device.
Spine, v.24, n.6, (1999. March 15): 509-518.

Wilson, Tad W.; Zafuta, Michael P.; Zobitz, Mark.
A biomechanical analysis of matched bone-patellar tendon-bone and
double-looped semitendinosus and gracilis tendon grafts.
American Journal of Sports Medicine, v.27, n.2, (1999. March-April):202-207.

Selecky, Mark T.; Vangsness, C. Thomas, ; Liao, Wei-Lee; Saadat,
Vahid;Hedman, Thomas P.
The effects of laser-induced collagen shortening on the biomechanical
properties of the inferior glenohumeral ligament complex. American Journal
of Sports Medicine, v.27, n.2, (1999. March-April):168-172.

Abe, Eiji; Nickel, Troy; Buttermann, Glenn R.; Lewis, Jack L.;
Transfeldt,Ensor E.
The effect of spinal instrumentation on lumbar intradiscal pressure.
Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, v.187, n.3, (1999. March):237-247.

Hocking, P. M.; Bernard, R.; Maxwell, M. H.
Assessment of pain during locomotion and the welfare of adult male
turkeys with destructive cartilege loss of the hip joint.
British Poultry Science, v.40, n.1, (1999. March): 30-34.

Beynnon, Bruce D.; Ryder, Steven H.; Konradsen, Lars; Johnson, Robert J.;
Johnson, Kelly; Renstrom, Per A.
The effect of anterior cruciate ligament trauma and bracing on knee
proprioception.
American Journal of Sports Medicine, v.27, n.2, (1999. March-April):150-155.

Hitchon, Patrick W.; Goel, Vijay K.; Rogge, Thomas; Grosland, Nicole M.;
Torner, James.
Biomechanical studies on two anterior thoracolumbar implants in cadaveric
spines.
Spine, v.24, n.3, (1999. Feb. 1): 213-218.

Richter, Marcus; Wilke, Hans-Joachim; Kluger, Patrick; Claes, Lutz;
Puhl,Wolfhart.
Biomechanical evaluation of a newly developed monocortical expansion screw
for use in anterior internal fixation of the cervical spine: In vitro
comparison with two established internal fixation systems.
Spine, v.24, n.3, (1999. Feb. 1): 207-212.

Van Donkelaar, C. C.; Kretzers, L. J. G.; Bovendeerd, P. H. M.; Lataster,
L. M. A.; Nicolay, K.; Janssen, J. D.; Drost, M. R.
Diffusion tensor imaging in biomechanical studies of skeletal muscle function.
Journal of Anatomy, v.194, n.1, (1999. Jan.): 79-88.

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