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Body mass in Cercopithecidae (Primates, Mammalia) : Estimation and scaling in extinct and extant taxa
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Modeling elastic properties in finite-element analysis: how much precision is needed to produce an accurate model?
The influence of elastic properties on finite-element analysis was investigated using a finite-element model of a Macaca fascicularis skull. Four finite-element analyses were performed in which theExpand
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Variations in cortical material properties throughout the human dentate mandible.
Material properties and their variations in individual bone organs are important for understanding bone adaptation and quality at a tissue level, and are essential for accurate mechanical models. YetExpand
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Repression of osteocyte Wnt/β‐catenin signaling is an early event in the progression of renal osteodystrophy
Chronic kidney disease–mineral bone disorder (CKD‐MBD) is defined by abnormalities in mineral and hormone metabolism, bone histomorphometric changes, and/or the presence of soft‐tissue calcification.Expand
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The feeding biomechanics and dietary ecology of Australopithecus africanus
The African Plio-Pleistocene hominins known as australopiths evolved a distinctive craniofacial morphology that traditionally has been viewed as a dietary adaptation for feeding on either small, hardExpand
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Finite element analysis in functional morphology.
This article reviews the fundamental principles of the finite element method and the three basic steps (model creation, solution, and validation and interpretation) involved in using it to examine structural mechanics. Expand
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Modeling masticatory muscle force in finite element analysis: sensitivity analysis using principal coordinates analysis.
Our work on a finite element model of the skull of Macaca aims to investigate the functional significance of specific features of primate skulls and to determine to which of the input variablesExpand
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Material properties of the human cranial vault and zygoma.
  • J. Peterson, P. Dechow
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • The anatomical record. Part A, Discoveries in…
  • 1 September 2003
The material properties of cortical bone from the diaphyses of long bones (e.g., the femur and tibia) vary by direction, such that bone is stiffer and stronger along its long axis. This configurationExpand
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Fibroblast growth factor 21 promotes bone loss by potentiating the effects of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ
The endocrine hormone fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is a powerful modulator of glucose and lipid metabolism and a promising drug for type 2 diabetes. Here we identify FGF21 as a potentExpand
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Normal masticatory performance in young adults and children.
Previous studies have paid little attention to either the development or sexual dimorphism of masticatory performance. The aim of this study was to measure and compare the masticatory performance ofExpand
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