New research on the muscles of black-legged kittiwakes suggests some of the birds are simply better athletes than others.
yesterday • ~5 min
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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.
Dec. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
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"...this discovery could be of immense consequence for treating a myriad of brain conditions..."
June 25, 2020 • ~5 min
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"The beauty is that muscle use, in and of itself, is what initiates the processes that keep muscles 'up to date,' healthy, and functional."
May 28, 2020 • ~6 min
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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.
May 15, 2020 • ~5 min
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CSAIL's Conduct-A-Bot system uses muscle signals to cue a drone’s movement, enabling more natural human-robot communication.
April 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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Cellular 'muscles' enable cells to exert forces outside of themselves and to propagate. Now, researchers have visualized their movement.
April 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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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.
March 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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Giving the mind more time for visualizing an action substantially improves learning. That new finding upends our ideas about getting better with practice.
March 10, 2020 • ~6 min
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Giving a boost to molecules involved in muscle repair could help stave off damage due to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, researchers report.
Feb. 27, 2020 • ~4 min
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