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Nanoplastics Cause Genetic, Physiological Damage in Mussels - Laboratory Equipment

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A research team from the Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology, the University of Aveiro and the Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, observed how some of these nanoplastics, ...

New Human Evolution Theory: We Won Not Because of Smarts but Because of Versatility - Haaretz

The evidence for any theory of human evolution is scanty in the extreme. The Denisovans are known from a handful of peripheral bones, we don't know completely where Neanderthals really ranged or when (or why) they died out – and the less confidently ...

Meet the Woman Making Ants the Next Big Thing in Biology - National Geographic

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... their social interactions, and their evolutionary success. More broadly, Moreau's work might indirectly help us develop tools to answer bigger biological questions: how to control pests, how to promote helpful species, how to improve digestion and ...

Human Biomechanics and Control Laboratory (HBCL)

Ann Arbor, Michigan - United States

The Human Biomechanics and Control Laboratory (HBCL) studies the mechanics, energetics, and control of human movement. The laboratory is headed by Prof. Art Kuo of the Departments of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, and its personnel consist of graduate and undergraduate students from these departments.

Mechanics refers to the importance of the dynamics of the human body in nearly all movements. Inertia of the limbs and other body segments places constraints on what movements are possible, and how much effort is needed to produce them. Muscles have mechanical properties such as elasticity that also constrain or determine movements. Laboratory techniques for studying mechanics includes analytical models, computational simulations, and recordings of kinematics and forces produced during movements.

Energetics refers to the metabolic or chemical energy expended by humans to produce movement. Minimization of energy expenditure is an important factor in most movements. It may be estimated through measurements of oxygen consumption. The HBCL incorporates models and/or measurements of energetics in many studies.

Control refers to the central nervous system's influence through feedback and feedforward commands to the muscles. The HBCL applies methods of control systems design and analysis to the study of human movement.

Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory
United States

The University of Minnesota lab's research is concerned with the neural control of human movement during development and in neurological disease.

Human Biomechanics Course

Lecture and laboratory notes, assignments, interactive simulations, and related links. St. Francis Xavier University, Canada.

Shadwick Biomechanics Laboratory
United States

Research on locomotion, biomaterials, and morphology in the marine environment. Contains personnel, facilities, publications, and related links. University of California, San Diego, U.S.

Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Ottawa

List of members and graduate students, theses abstracts (1986 to present), conference papers, information about the motor control laboratory, biomechanics directory, and related links.

Penn State Biomechanics Laboratory
United States

Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems by means of the methods of mechanics. Therefore biomechanics uses expertise from disciplines such as engineering, anatomy, aerospace, rehabilitation, medicine, orthopaedics, sport science, and many others. It studies animal, human, and plant structure and motion. The Biomechanics Laboratory at Penn State was founded in 1967 by Dr. Richard Nelson, and has since been at t

University of Washington Applied Biomechanics Laboratory
United States

Research on musculoskeletal biomechanics including the spine, hip, foot and ankle. Contains list of publications.

Biomechanics Research Laboratory, University of Michigan
United States

Theoretical and experimental research aimed at reducing unintentional injury rates in the population. Includes project outlines, personnel, publications, collaborations, and facilities.

Biomechanics Research Laboratory, University of Michigan
United States

Biomechanics Research Laboratory's theoretical and experimental investigations are aimed at reducing the incidence of unintentional injuries in the population. Apart from the pain and suffering engendered, these injuries cost the U.S. tens of billions of dollars per year. Research projects are designed to achieve scientific insights to better prevent these problems in the first place, as well as to train students of all ages in multidisciplinary

Human Sensorimotor Control Lab
United States

University of Minnesota research laboratory devoted to the study of human motor function, its development and dysfunction after brain injury. Lab director is Juergen Konczak. Further information may be obtained from the web site.

Laboratory for Speech Physiology and Motor Control
United States

Research into the neurobiology of speech production and speech disorders (in particular stuttering), at the University of Wahington.