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In a typical clinical gait analysis, the gait patterns of pathological individuals are commonly compared with the typically faster, comfortable pace of healthy subjects. However, due to potential bias related to gait speed, this comparison may not be valid. Publicly...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4640
403 downloads
1,599 views

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a useful method for understanding form and function. However, modelling of fossil taxa invariably involves assumptions as a result of preservation-induced loss of information in the fossil record. To test the validity of predictions...

["Bioengineering","Paleontology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4426
127 downloads
568 views

Background N-acetylcarnosine (NAC), a dipeptide with powerful antioxidant properties that is extensively used as a pharmaceutical prodrug for the treatment of cataract and acute gastric disease, was investigated by molecular dynamics with the GROMACS program in...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4270
85 downloads
743 views

Microorganisms are ubiquitous in freshwater aquatic environments, but little is known about their abundance, diversity, and transport. We designed and deployed a remote-operated water-sampling system onboard an unmanned surface vehicle (USV, a remote-controlled...

["Biodiversity","Bioengineering","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4290
165 downloads
816 views

Understanding how structural and functional alterations of individual tissues impact on whole-joint function is challenging, particularly in humans where direct invasive experimentation is difficult. Finite element (FE) computational models produce quantitative...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4298
84 downloads
458 views

Previous research has indicated that inner ear function might be modulated by visual attention, although the results have not been totally conclusive. Conceivably, modulation of hearing might occur due to stimulation of the cochlea via descending medial olivocochlear...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Otorhinolaryngology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4199
143 downloads
545 views

With the rapid advancement of regenerative medicine technologies, there is an urgent need for the development of new, cell-friendly techniques for obtaining nanofibers—the raw material for an artificial extracellular matrix production. We investigated the structure...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4125
149 downloads
581 views

Background Court shoe designs predominantly focus on reducing excessive vertical ground reaction force, but shear force cushioning has received little attention in the basketball population. We aimed to examine the effect of a novel shoe-cushioning design on both...

["Bioengineering","Kinesiology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4086
150 downloads
1,177 views

In this paper, we have presented a microwave scattering analysis from multiple human head models. This study incorporates different levels of detail in the human head models and its effect on microwave scattering phenomenon. Two levels of detail are taken into...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4061
1 citation
169 downloads
935 views

Zebrafish is emerging as a species of choice for the study of a number of biomechanics problems, including balance development, schooling, and neuromuscular transmission. The precise quantification of the flow physics around swimming zebrafish is critical toward...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4041
1 citation
114 downloads
463 views

Peripheral nerves are extremely complex biological structures. The knowledge of their response to stretch is crucial to better understand physiological and pathological states (e.g., due to overstretch). Since their mechanical response is deterministically related...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4005
126 downloads
482 views

Bone marrow stimulation may be applied to regenerate focal cartilage defects, but generally results in transient clinical improvement and formation of fibrocartilage rather than hyaline cartilage. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strive to develop new...

["Bioengineering","Evidence Based Medicine","Orthopedics","Rheumatology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3927
1 citation
539 downloads
1,622 views

Segmentation of histopathology sections is a necessary preprocessing step for digital pathology. Due to the large variability of biological tissue, machine learning techniques have shown superior performance over conventional image processing methods. Here we present...

["Bioengineering","Oncology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Histology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3874
1 citation
182 downloads
1,590 views

Background Locomotion results from the generation of ground reaction forces (GRF) that cause translations of the center of mass (COM) and generate moments that rotate the body around the COM. The trot is a diagonally-synchronized gait performed by horses at intermediate...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3866
177 downloads
1,021 views

The mammalian jaw is often modelled as a third-class lever for the purposes of biomechanical analyses, owing to the position of the resultant muscle force between the jaw joint and the teeth. However, it has been proposed that in some rodents the jaws operate as...

["Bioengineering","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3741

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