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

Tags: exercise proteins muscles featured health-and-medicine

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

Tags: exercise athletes muscles health-and-medicine injuries knees physical-therapy

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

Tags: cells proteins muscles science-and-technology imaging-technology

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

Tags: stem-cells aging proteins muscles health-and-medicine

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

Tags: brains learning muscles science-and-technology

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

Tags: muscular-dystrophy drug-development muscles health-and-medicine

There’s a fitness gap between public and homeschool students

Researchers theorize that heavy backpacks could explain the difference in fitness between homeschool and public school students.

Jeff Falk-Rice • futurity
Feb. 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education exercise childrens-health muscles health-and-medicine

Can 1 protein deliver the benefits of exercise without moving?

A protein called Sestrin can mimic the benefits of exercise, research with flies on treadmills shows. The finding could help people with muscle wasting.

U. Michigan • futurity
Jan. 13, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: exercise proteins muscles featured health-and-medicine

Pathway boost gives new life to old fly heart muscles

A way to turn back the clock on fruit flies' aging heart muscles could lead to new treatments for older humans with heart disease.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
Jan. 7, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: aging fruit-flies older-adults muscles health-and-medicine hearts

To grab nectar, moths rely on split-second timing

To extract nectar from flowers while in flight, moths depend on precise, millisecond timing between their brain and muscles.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
Dec. 30, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: wings brains muscles science-and-technology flight

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