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Latest Biomechanics Stories

2014-03-29 23:04:06

On April 9, noted biomedical researcher Stephen C. Cowin will describe a promising model for studying nutrient transport from the vascular system to bone tissue, transport that has a direct bearing on the prevention of bone loss. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Preventing bone deterioration is a critical aspect of combating osteoporosis, improving bone implants, and even making long-term space flight possible, such as voyages to Mars and beyond. On April 9, noted biomedical researcher...

Salamander Jump Analysis Reveals Unexpected Twist
2014-01-22 15:45:14

Northern Arizona University A small, secretive creature with unlikely qualifications for defying gravity may hold the answer to an entirely new way of getting off the ground. Salamanders—or at least several species of the Plethodontidae family—can jump, and humans would like to know a lot more about it. “This particular jump is unique in the world,” said graduate researcher Anthony Hessel. “That’s why I think a lot of people are finding this very interesting.” The...

2013-09-08 23:03:40

With exercise and sports fields more popular and lucrative than ever, Wexford University now offers an online continuing education course in Biomechanics and Human Movement. The course, which is open to everyone, results in a Certificate of Advanced Achievement. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRWEB) September 08, 2013 Studying how athletes move, work, excel and avoid injury is a hot field for anyone interested in working with professional athletes, weekend warriors and everyone in between....

2013-08-16 23:17:28

The lumbar region is crucial for the rest of the body to work efficiently. At such a compromised spot, the area is prone to injury, whether it is from overexertion, obesity, age, occupational hazards, sports, which makes understanding this region a priority. WARRENDALE, Pa. (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 The lumbar region is crucial for the rest of the body to work efficiently. At such a compromised spot, the area is prone to injury, whether it is from overexertion, obesity, age, occupational...

2013-07-03 23:16:38

A new scholarly journal focusing on accident prevention and occupant protection – specifically accident reconstruction, injury investigation, intra-vehicle safety mechanisms, and mitigation related to human travel – is now available from SAE International. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 A new scholarly journal focusing on accident prevention and occupant protection – specifically accident reconstruction, injury investigation, intra-vehicle safety mechanisms, and mitigation...

Missing Link Mollusk In 3D
2012-10-04 07:10:24

[ Watch the Video: Virtual Reconstruction of Kulindroplax ℠Missing Link´ Mollusk ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What came first, shelled forms like clams and snails, or their shell-less, worm-like relatives? A small new fossil recently found in Great Britain may finally end the long-running debate about mollusks, one of life's most diverse invertebrate groups. An international team of scientists, including researchers from Imperial College...

2012-09-06 23:01:14

Leading sports science firm partners with IMG Academy to provide biomechanical analysis for athletes. Cutting edge lab to launch at Bradenton campus. Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) September 05, 2012 Motus Global, a leading human performance technology firm, has teamed up with IMG Academy as the exclusive motion capture technology provider to the world-renowned education and sports training institution. Motus will establish a studio at IMG Academy to provide cutting-edge motion capture...

2012-09-03 11:00:56

Taking a fall in older life can not only result in injury, but also a potentially debilitating loss of confidence. But new guidelines for physiotherapists, co-compiled by a leading academic in the field from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, aim to refresh out-dated guidelines and introduce better direction for physiotherapists who work with elderly people at risk of falling. As we get older our risk of falling increases, regardless of...

2012-08-25 23:04:23

Poor balance, a persistent problem for millions of adults, can cause life-changing falls. Better Balance, a new report from Harvard Medical School, offers six workouts designed to help anyone achieve better balance. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 24, 2012 A tumbling toddler can be a joy to behold. A tumbling adult often verges on tragedy. Poor balance, a persistent problem for millions of adults, can cause bone breaking falls. It can also lead to a damaging, downward spiral of inactivity that...

Key To Performance For Elite Sprinters Is Running Mechanics, Not Metabolism
2012-08-01 14:25:39

Sprinting performance isn´t a factor of conserving energy; rather, forces applied by the foot hitting the ground maximize all-out bursts of sprinting Sprinters competing in the 2012 Olympics might assume their championship performance is the result of their fuel-efficient physiology. But a new study disproves the classic scientific view that conserving energy maximizes performance in a sprinting event. The study by biomechanics researchers Matthew W. Bundle at the University of...