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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 »

Oct
20
2011

Go for Exercise and Healthy Aging – Go4Life

Exercise and physical activity are important for many reasons, but they play an especially vital role in maintaining good health and independence as we get older. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), only a fraction of older adults engage in sufficient levels of exercise. NIH, together... Read more »

Aug
15
2011

Apple Peel Makes Mice Mighty

Released: 6/6/2011 10:00 AM EDT Embargo expired: 6/7/2011 12:00 PM EDT Source: University of Iowa
Newswise — For Popeye, spinach was the key to extra muscle. For the mice in a new University of Iowa study, it was apples, or more precisely a waxy substance called ursolic acid... Read more »

Apr
20
2011

NIH scientists identify gene that could hold the key to muscle repair

Researchers have long questioned why patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) tend to manage well through childhood and adolescence, yet succumb to their disease in early adulthood, or why elderly people who lose muscle strength following bed rest find it difficult or impossible to regain. Now,... Read more »