Thursday, August 16, 2012


I will be resuming the Dragon series on Aero Evo soon.  I am currently at the annual American Society of Biomechanics conference (ASB 2012).  Some good talks this morning; I was particularly intrigued by the experiments of T. Gross from Washington University showing that the primary trigger of bone loss following muscle paralysis is not the loss of mechanical loading.  An endocrine or paracrine effect seems to be the primary influence.  Very cool stuff.

Tomorrow I will give my presentation in the Comparative Session, entitled "Mesozoic Speed Demons: Flight Performance of Anurognathid Pterosaurs".  If you happen to be at ASB, come on by.