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Jan
24
2012

Function Revealed for Enzyme Involved in Muscular Dystrophy

Source: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/Newsarticle.aspx?id=3810. Released 9 January 2012, accessed 24 January 2012
Researchers at the University of Iowa have worked out the exact function of an enzyme that is critical for normal muscle structure and is involved in several muscular dystrophies. The... Read more »

Jan
13
2012

Walking Program Boosts Physical Function After Hip Surgery for Osteoarthritis

Source: Heiberg KE, Bruun-Olsen V, Ekeland A, Mengshoel AM, University of Oslo. Effect of a walking skill training programme in patients who have undergone total hip arthroplasty—with follow-up one year after surgery. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 December 15. doi:10.1002/acr.20681. http://www.musculoskeletalnetwork.com/display-copy/article/1145622/2017697. 13 January 2012.
Patients who receive walking... Read more »

Jan
13
2012

Can Exercise Keep You Young?

Though we all know we should exercise regularly to maintain our health as we grow older, new studies involving rats and mice reveal the crucial role that sustained levels of exercise plays in maintaining and even increasing levels of mitochondria present in individuals. Increased levels of mitochondria, the tiny... Read more »

Nov
9
2011

New Research Shows: Muscle Loss is Not Inevitable

Source: Reynolds, Gretchen. "Aging Well Through Exercise," The New York Times. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/aging-well-through-exercise/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=NYT+Wellness 9 November 2011
Read New York Times writer Gretchen Reynolds' article, which describes a new study that reveals how exercise is not an inevitable part of aging: Aging Well Through Exercise Is physical frailty... Read more »

Nov
1
2011

Promising research reveals connections between muscle genes and the aging process

A new Emory University study reveals that there is more to muscle function than exercise alone: it’s in the genes. The scientists of the study identified a set of genes in fruit flies that specifically determines the health and function of muscle. The study revealed that while... Read more »

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