Biomechanics
Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems such as humans, animals, plants, organs, and cellsby means of the methods of mechanics.
The word "biomechanics" (1899)...
The Workhorse of the Cell: Kinesin
Masterpieces of microengineering, kinesins are motorized transport machines that move cellular materials to their correct locations in the cell so they can perform their functions. Kinesins have two f...
Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology
http://www.ted.com We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do -- Drew Berry wants to change that. At TEDxSydney he shows his scientifically accurate (and entertaining!) animations ...
A Day in the Life of a Motor Protein
The primary aim of the Hoogenraad research lab at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, is to understand how intracellular protein transport underlies the development and function of nerve cells...
Put a Bar of Soap Under Your Sheets and See What Happens
Soap is cheap and readily available. Who knew that aside from cleaning your skin, this everyday personal care item can also be your nightly companion in your desire to spend sufficient amounts of time...
A chemically powered autonomous molecular nanomotor
A group of scientists at the University of Manchester in the U.K. has developed the first chemically powered autonomous molecular nanomotor—the motor mechanism is itself a transport medium ...
The biggest beast that ever flew had wings longer than a bus
Today the biggest flying animals are birds, but in the distant past other flying creatures were far larger
Customized Exoskeleton Helps Veteran Walk Again
ormer Canadian soldier Trevor Greene, who survived a debilitating brain injury while on duty in Afghanistan in 2006, has recovered his ability to walk again with the help of a customized exoskeleton, ...
How does Usain Bolt run so fast?
Usain Bolt showed his dominance of men's sprinting at the World Athletics Championship in Beijing this week with wins in the 100m and 200m. What's his secret?
11-Year-Old Girl Shatters Climbing Records
11-year-old Brooke Raboutou is a rock climbing phenom who regularly breaks world records on elite bouldering and sport climbs once thought impossible for som...
The 'Muscle Of The Soul' May Be Triggering Your Fear And Anxiety
The psoas major muscle (pronounced "so-as") is often referred to as the deepest core, or as yoga therapist and film-maker Danielle Olson states, the "muscle of the soul." This core-stabilizing muscle ...
World'€™s 1st 'feeling' prosthetic leg unveiled in Austria
Researchers in Vienna have pioneered the first artificial leg capable of transmitting feelings to the brain like a real limb. It also stops phantom pain, a condition that many amputees suffer from.
Bat Wings Have Tiny Hairs That Hold The Secret To Their Remarkable Flying Ability
Bats use tiny hairs on their wings to guide their elaborate flights, according to a new study. The highly-agile fliers are capable of carrying out precise maneuvers due to the hairs, which are capable...
Soft, Transparent Eggshell Gives Unprecedented Look At Embryonic Development
The process of developing new medications is long and arduous. Testing with animals takes a considerable amount of time and resources, and there’s still no guarantee that what works in a mouse will wo...
Historic First: Climbers Reach Top of El Capitan's Dawn Wall at Yosemite
Using only their feet and their bloodied hands, two climbers accomplished a once-unimaginable feat Wednesday by clambering to the top of the 3,000-foot, almo...
Sports biomechanics
Sports biomechanics is a quantitative based study and analysis of professional athletes and sports' activities in general. It can simply be described as the Physics of Sports. In this subfield of biom...
Vertebral column
The vertebral column, also known as the backbone or spine, is a bony skeletal structure found in vertebrates. It is formed from individual bones called vertebrae (singular: vertebra), which houses the...
Nanobiomechanics
Nanobiomechanics (also bionanomechanics) is an emerging field in nanoscience and biomechanics that combines the powerful tools of nanomechanics to explore fundamental science of biomaterials and biome...
Put a Bar of Soap Under Your Sheets and See What Happens
Soap is cheap and readily available. Who knew that aside from cleaning your skin, this everyday personal care item can also be your nightly companion in your desire to spend sufficient amounts of time...
A chemically powered autonomous molecular nanomotor
A group of scientists at the University of Manchester in the U.K. has developed the first chemically powered autonomous molecular nanomotor—the motor mechanism is itself a transport medium ...
Prepatellar bursa
The prepatellar bursa is a frontal bursa of the knee joint. It is a superficial bursa with a thin synovial lining located between the skin and the patella.
Prepatellar bursitis, also known as hous...
Cutaneous innervation of the lower limbs
Cutaneous innervation refers to the area of the skin which is supplied by a specific nerve.Modern texts are in agreement about which areas of the skin are served by which nerves, but there are minor v...
The biggest beast that ever flew had wings longer than a bus
Today the biggest flying animals are birds, but in the distant past other flying creatures were far larger
Customized Exoskeleton Helps Veteran Walk Again
ormer Canadian soldier Trevor Greene, who survived a debilitating brain injury while on duty in Afghanistan in 2006, has recovered his ability to walk again with the help of a customized exoskeleton, ...
How does Usain Bolt run so fast?
Usain Bolt showed his dominance of men's sprinting at the World Athletics Championship in Beijing this week with wins in the 100m and 200m. What's his secret?
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) is a professional medical society of foot and ankle surgeons in the United States (US). Each of the over 6,000 members have graduated from one ...
Rheotaxis
(Positive) Rheotaxis is a form of taxis seen in many aquatic organisms, e.g., fish, whereby they will (generally) turn to face into an oncoming current. This has been noted in zebrafish and other sp...
Buttocks
The buttocks (singular: buttock) are two rounded portions of the anatomy, located on the posterior of the pelvic region of apes and humans, and many other bipeds or quadrupeds, and comprise a layer of...