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Oct
2
2012

Doctors Seek Way to Treat Muscle Loss

Source: Pollack, Andrew. New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/31/health/research/31muscle.html?src=tp&_r=0. 30 August 2010. Accessed 2 October 2012.

Bears emerge from months of hibernation with their muscles largely intact. Not so for people, who, if bedridden that long, would lose so much muscle they would have trouble standing.

Why muscles wither... Read more »

Oct
2
2012

Hopkins researchers solve key part of old mystery in generating muscle mass

Source: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hopkins_researchers_solve_key_part_of_old_mystery_in_generating_muscle_mass. 27 September 2012. Accessed 2 October 2012.

Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have solved a key part of a muscle regeneration mystery plaguing scientists for years, adding strong support to the theory that Read more »

Aug
28
2012

Less chronic disease in store for fit 50-year-olds

Source: Joelving, Frederik. Reuters Health, via Chicago Tribune. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-08-27/lifestyle/sns-rt-us-chronic-diseasebre87q14f-20120827_1_chronic-disease-chronic-conditions-heart-disease, 27 August 2012. Accessed 27 August 2012.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fit 50-year-olds are less likely to get chronic diseases as they age than are couch potatoes, according to a new U.S. study. It may seem like a no-brainer,... Read more »

Aug
27
2012

Stem cell study could pave the way to treatment for age-related muscle wasting

A team led by developmental biologist Professor Christophe Marcelle has nailed the mechanism that causes stem cells in the embryo to differentiate into specialised cells that form the skeletal muscles of animals’ bodies. The scientists published... Read more »

Aug
24
2012

Building muscle doesn’t require lifting heavy weights: study

Hamilton, Ont. August 11, 2010—Current gym dogma holds that to build muscle size you need to lift heavy weights. However, a new study conducted at McMaster University has shown that a similar degree of muscle building can... Read more »

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