Total Sleep Deprivation & Cerebral Response

Research Paper Title Neural correlates of dynamic changes in working memory performance during one night of sleep deprivation. Background Total sleep deprivation (TSD) is common in modern society leading to deterioration of multiple aspects of cognition. Dynamic interaction effect of circadian rhythmicity and homeostatic sleep pressure on sustained attention have been intensively investigated, while how… Read More

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Outlining the Challenge of Asymptomatic Coronary Artery Disease in Aircrew

Research Paper Title The challenge of asymptomatic coronary artery disease in aircrew; detecting plaque before the accident. Background Coronary events remain a major cause of sudden incapacitation, including death, in both the general population and among aviation personnel, and are an ongoing threat to flight safety and operations. The presentation is often unheralded, especially in… Read More

Bicuspid Aortic Valve & Its Implications for Military Service

Research Paper Title Three cusps are better than two: bicuspid aortic valve and implications for military service. Background Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiac malformation. It is an aortopathy and is associated with other congenital heart disease. Although there is no mortality increase with BAV, the natural history increases the risk… Read More

Is a a High BMI associated with Heat-Related Illnesses among Conscripts undergoing Basic Training in Thailand?

Research Paper Title Personal risk factors associated with heat-related illness among new conscripts undergoing basic training in Thailand. Background Cases of exertional heat stroke have been reported every year during basic training for Royal Thai Army (RTA) conscripts. Prevention is an important strategy to reduce the incidence of heat-related illnesses. The researchers conducted a study… Read More

Does Primarily Hip-Borne Load Carriage Negatively Alter Joint Kinetics?

Research Paper Title Primarily hip-borne load carriage does not alter biomechanical risk factors for overuse injuries in soldiers. Background To determine the effects of different body armour types, carried loads, and walking speeds on trunk and lower-limb joint biomechanics. Within-subjects repeated measures to determine the effects of different body armour types, carried loads, and walking… Read More

Posture: Asymmetric Loads & Uneven Ground

Research Paper Title Carrying asymmetric loads while walking on an uneven surface. Background Individuals often carry asymmetric loads over challenging surfaces such as uneven or irregular terrain, which may require a higher demand for postural control than walking on an even surface. The purpose of this study was to assess postural stability in the medial-lateral… Read More

Does Resistance Training Improve the Structure of Coordination in the Control of a Well-Defined Motor Objective?

Research Paper Title Not all brawn, but some brain. Strength gains after training alters kinematic motor abundance in hopping. Background The effects of resistance training on a muscle’s neural, architectural, and mechanical properties are well established. However, whether resistance training can positively change the coordination of multiple motor elements in the control of a well-defined… Read More