Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Most people consider walking to be a natural and self-evident activity of everyday life. However, this familiarity turns out to be fragile in the face of the question "Do you know how you walk?" The mechanism of walking has puzzled scientists, doctors and writers...

["Anthropology","Anatomy and Physiology","Neurology","Orthopedics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1004v1
240 downloads
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The fluid in the extracellular space around the neurons and glial cells is enclosed within the brain, kept separate from the circulation and the rest of the body-fluid. This brain interstitial fluid forms a distinct compartment; a sponge-like “inverse cell” that...

["Biochemistry","Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.765v3
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This paper suggests a knew approach for analysing inactive phases in long term measurements using mobile accelerometry attached to a human body. The goal of the work is to provide a commandline tool to automaticaly parse a timestamped list of acceleration data...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Anatomy and Physiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.978v1
162 downloads
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Many people prefer running to keep in shape. In recent years many self-tracking and self-optimization gadgets has become popular especially for running. We are interested in the quality of running because individual running style has an impact on the running performance...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Anatomy and Physiology","Orthopedics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.976v1
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The obesity epidemic is a worldwide problem. Studies from the late 20th century show a consistent trend of increasing obesity prevalence on a global scale (Popkin & Doak, 1998). The OECD reports that overweight and obese people are now a majority amongst OECD countries,...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Anatomy and Physiology","Global Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.937v1
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Kisspeptin receptor (KISS1R) agonists with increased half-life and similar efficacy to kisspeptin in vitro may provide beneficial applications in breeding management of many species. However, many of these agonists have not been tested in vivo. These studies were...

["Veterinary Medicine","Anatomy and Physiology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.912v1
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Background : After menopause women experience a markedly increased risk of cardiovascular events due to the loss of estrogen. As estrogen replacement is associated with negative side effects, a more attractive alternative to help maintain a good cardiovascular...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.869v1
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We describe a variant nerve in a human cadaver patient that parallels the course of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN). Like the normal left RLN, the variant nerve branches from the vagus nerve and wraps around the arch of the aorta, but it passes anterior...

["Anthropology","Anatomy and Physiology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.781v1
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Although modern baleen whales still possess a functional olfactory systems that includes olfactory bulbs, cranial nerve I and olfactory receptor genes, their olfactory capabilities have been reduced profoundly. This is probably in response to their fully aquatic...

["Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.740v1
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Emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) are exclusively terrestrial, bipedal and cursorial ratites with some similar biomechanical characteristics to humans. Their growth rates are impressive as their body mass increases eighty-fold from hatching to adulthood whilst maintaining...

["Bioengineering","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.508v2
205 downloads
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The mammalian order Lagomorpha has been the subject of many morphometric studies aimed at understanding the relationship between form and function as it relates to locomotion, primarily in postcranial morphology. The leporid cranial skeleton, however, may also...

["Ecology","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.657v1
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This study is aimed at characterizing soft tissue slices using a vibratome. In particular, the effect of two sectioning parameters (i.e. step size and sectioning speed) on resultant slice thickness was investigated for fresh porcine liver as well as for paraformaldehyde-fixed...

["Bioengineering","Anatomy and Physiology","Science and Medical Education","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.561v1
252 downloads
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The three-dimensional anatomy of the ostrich (Struthio camelus) knee (femorotibial, femorofibular, and femoropatellar) joint has scarcely been studied, and could elucidate certain mechanobiological properties of sesamoid bones. The adult ostrich is unique in that...

["Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.547v1
515 downloads
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We developed a three-dimensional, biomechanical computer model of the 36 major pelvic limb muscle groups in an ostrich (Struthio camelus) to investigate muscle function in this, the largest of extant birds and model organism for many studies of locomotor mechanics,...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.513v1
189 downloads
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In this report, we used biotinylated dextran amine to anterogradely label individual axons projecting from primary somatosensory cortex (S1) to four cortical areas in rats, namely the secondary somatosensory (S2), the parietal ventral (PV), the perirhinal (PR),...

["Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.480v2
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