Bird ‘Fitbit’ and muscle samples indicate fit fliers

New research on the muscles of black-legged kittiwakes suggests some of the birds are simply better athletes than others.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

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Whether slow or fast, here's how your metabolism influences how many calories you burn each day

There are some factors you can't change about your metabolism. But there are things you can do to influence how much energy your body uses over the course of the day.

Terezie Tolar-Peterson, Associate Professor of Food Science, Nutrition & Health Promotion, Mississippi State University • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~8 min

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‘Barcode’ IDs special glial cells in the brain

"...this discovery could be of immense consequence for treating a myriad of brain conditions..."

Brian Clark-Brown • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

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Exercise gets ‘death marker’ protein to refresh muscles

"The beauty is that muscle use, in and of itself, is what initiates the processes that keep muscles 'up to date,' healthy, and functional."

Kristian Levring Madsen - U. Copenhagen • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Are ‘eccentric’ exercises best for ACL injuries?

People with ACL injuries can lose up to 40% of the muscle strength in that leg. Eccentric exercises can build it back up, research in rats indicates.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~5 min

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Team captures cellular ‘muscle’ movement in detail

Cellular 'muscles' enable cells to exert forces outside of themselves and to propagate. Now, researchers have visualized their movement.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
April 12, 2020 ~6 min

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Method turns back the clock on old human cells

Proteins called Yamanaka factors returned old human cells to a more youthful vigorous state. The proteins worked in a similar way with aging mouse muscles.

Krista Conger-Stanford • futurity
March 24, 2020 ~8 min

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More time visualizing an action improves your learning

Giving the mind more time for visualizing an action substantially improves learning. That new finding upends our ideas about getting better with practice.

Stanford • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~6 min

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New approach prevents muscular dystrophy damage in mice

Giving a boost to molecules involved in muscle repair could help stave off damage due to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, researchers report.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 27, 2020 ~4 min

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