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Journal Articles
J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (23): 3677–3681.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Laura Farran; A. Roland Ennos; Stephen J. Eichhorn SUMMARY Fingernails are a characteristic anatomical feature of primates and their function is dictated by the environment in which they are utilised. The present study examined the mechanical properties of human fingernails as a function...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (5): 735–741.
Published: 15 February 2004
...L. Farren; S. Shayler; A. R. Ennos SUMMARY Fingernails are a characteristic feature of primates, and are composed of three layers of the fibrous composite keratin. This study examined the structure and fracture properties of human fingernails to determine how they resist bending forces while...