Peer-reviewed Articles

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The ostrich is a highly cursorial bipedal land animal with a permanently elevated metatarsophalangeal joint supported by only two toes. Although locomotor kinematics in walking and running ostriches have been examined, these studies have been largely limited to...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2857
1,858 downloads
34,827 views

The purpose of this study was to test the anabolic window theory by investigating muscle strength, hypertrophy, and body composition changes in response to an equal dose of protein consumed either immediately pre- versus post-resistance training (RT) in trained...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2825
136 downloads
532 views

Background Alterations in skeletal muscle function and architecture have been linked to the compromised exercise capacity characterizing chronic heart failure (CHF). However, how passive skeletal muscle force is affected in CHF is not clear. Understanding passive...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Cardiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2447
1 citation
160 downloads
724 views

Background Measurement of lumbar spine range of motion (ROM) is often considered to be an essential component of lumbar spine physiotherapy and orthopedic assessment. The measurement can be carried out through various instruments such as inclinometers, goniometers,...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2355
833 downloads
7,332 views

The modified Thomas test was developed to assess the presence of hip flexion contracture and to measure hip extensibility. Despite its widespread use, to the authors’ knowledge, its criterion reference validity has not yet been investigated. The purpose of this...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2325
1 citation
94 downloads
861 views

Background. Mammalian hibernation in thirteen-lined ground squirrels (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus) is characterized by dramatic changes on a physiological and molecular level. During hibernation, mammalian hearts show a propensity to hypertrophy due to the need...

["Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Cardiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2317
126 downloads
611 views

To date, most studies use surface electromyographic (sEMG) signals as the control source on active rehabilitation robots, and unilateral data are collected based on the gait symmetry hypothesis, which has caused much controversy. The purpose of this study is to...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2315
83 downloads
423 views

Background. A “cafeteria” diet is a self-selected high-fat diet, providing an excess of energy, which can induce obesity. Excess of lipids in the diet hampers glucose utilization eliciting insulin resistance, which, further limits amino acid oxidation for energy....

["Anatomy and Physiology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Hematology","Nutrition","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2302
293 downloads
1,261 views

Background. Muscles not only shorten during contraction to perform mechanical work, but they also bulge radially because of the isovolumetric constraint on muscle fibres. Muscle bulging may have important implications for muscle performance, however quantifying...

["Bioengineering","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2260
1 citation
369 downloads
1,745 views

The evolution of the modern human (Homo sapiens) cranium is characterized by a reduction in the size of the feeding system, including reductions in the size of the facial skeleton, postcanine teeth, and the muscles involved in biting and chewing. The conventional...

["Anthropology","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2242
1 citation
119 downloads
538 views

Background: Although atrial fibrillation (AF), a common arrhythmia, frequently presents in patients with underlying valvular disease, its hemodynamic contributions are not fully understood. The present work aimed to computationally study how physical conditions...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Cardiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2240
623 downloads
2,361 views

Background. Different individuals have alpha waves with different wavelengths. The distribution of the wavelengths is assumed to be bell-shaped and smooth. Although this view is generally accepted, it is still just an assumption and has never been critically tested....

["Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2245
102 downloads
658 views

Background. Significant and/or complete rupture in the musculotendinous junction (MTJ) is a challenging lesion to treat because of the lack of reliable suture methods. Skeletal muscle-derived multipotent stem cell (Sk-MSC) sheet-pellets, which are able to reconstitute...

["Cell Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Orthopedics","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2231
107 downloads
501 views

Background. Testicular ischemia reperfusion injury (tIRI) is considered the mechanism underlying the pathology of testicular torsion and detorsion. Left untreated, tIRI can induce testis dysfunction, damage to spermatogenesis and possible infertility. In this study,...

["Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Translational Medicine","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2195
89 downloads
520 views

Background. Although the trot is described as a diagonal gait, contacts of the diagonal pairs of hooves are not usually perfectly synchronized. Although subtle, the timing dissociation between contacts of each diagonal pair could have consequences on gait dynamics...

["Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2190

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