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    Reconstruction of the Hindlimb Locomotion of Confuciusornis (Aves) and Its Implication for the Origin of Avian Flight

    Xinsen Wei1, Ying Guo1,2,*, Yan Zhao1
    Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics, Vol.20, No.2, pp. 49-61, 2023, DOI:10.32604/mcb.2023.041173
    Abstract As one of the most basal avian clades, the Confuciusornithids are ideal in revealing the early evolution of avian flight. Birds’ hindlimbs are functionally diverse and contain a wealth of information about their behavior. The hindlimb of Confuciusornis, however, has only been studied in detail in terms of functional morphology, and quantitative studies that directly assess locomotor ability are relatively lacking. This has led to certain controversies on the behavior of Confuciusornis. This paper reviews the debates over the life habits and take-off ability of Confuciusornis, which are closely related to their hindlimb function. Several methodologies adopted engineering techniques, including… More >

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    Hot Topics of Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics in 2022

    Guixue Wang1,2,*
    Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics, Vol.20, No.2, pp. 63-66, 2023, DOI:10.32604/mcb.2023.044564
    Abstract The analysis of biomechanical characteristics plays an important role in mastering the technical characteristics of athletes, providing guidance for the formulation and prevention of sports injury training plans and providing theoretical support for research on injury prevention and stability control in the sports field. With the importance of data analysis, the application scope of artificial intelligence methods is more extensive. For example, intelligent training systems can be used for athletes’ personalized and professional training, real-time monitoring and feedback of training data, and further reduce the risk of sports injury. However, deep learning methods process a large number of medical images… More >

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