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Aug
24
2012

Red wine compound could help seniors walk away from mobility problems

Note: This research was presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 19, 2012 — In a stride toward better health in later life, scientists reported today that resveratrol, the so-called “miracle molecule”... Read more »

Aug
20
2012

Possible muscle disease therapeutic target found

Source: Carnegie Institution for Science. http://carnegiescience.edu/news/possible_muscle_disease_therapeutic_target_found. 6 August 2012. Accessed 20 August 2012.
Baltimore, MD — The study of muscular system protein myostatin has been of great interest to researchers as a potential therapeutic target for people with muscular disorders. Although much is known about how... Read more »

Aug
20
2012

Researchers identify key culprit causing muscle atrophy

Source: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/Newsarticle.aspx?id=9740. 15 August, 2012. Accessed 20 August 2012.
UI researchers have identified a key protein involved in muscle atrophy. The protein, Gadd45a, reprograms hundreds of genes inside a muscle cell's nucleus, causing the... Read more »

Jul
17
2012

Lab-Engineered Muscle Implants Restore Function in Animal Studies

New research shows that exercise is a key step in building a muscle-like implant in the lab with the potential to repair muscle damage from injury or disease. In mice, these implants successfully prompt the regeneration... Read more »

Jul
17
2012

Sitting Can Cut Life Expectancy. Three Tips for Staying on the Move

Source: Seidman, Andrew. Wall Street Journal Health Blog. 11 July 2012. http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2012/07/11/stand-up-to-read-this/
Stand up to read this If you’re on the subway, don’t scramble to find a seat. If you’re reading, why not stand up? And if you work in an office, install motion sensors that turn... Read more »

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