Long, heavy limbs such as arms or legs differ fundamentally from short, light limbs such as fingers in their ability to execute fast movements. While the central nervous system has to actively control fast movements of large limbs, passive muscle force can suffice for the movement velocity and movement amplitude of small and light limbs. […]Continue Reading ...
What started as research pertaining to viral infections has unexpectedly led to the discovery of a first-in-class enzyme in mammals that modifies muscle proteins to help them grow and remain strong. According to a Stanford News article, the discovery of the enzyme, called SETD3, solves a 50-year-old mystery of how and why a specific modification (often […]Continue Reading ...
The innate immune system comprises of various soluble factors that provide the first line of defense against pathogens. Transforming Growth Factor type Beta 1 (TGF-β1) is one such soluble factor that also regulates skeletal muscle function, and it one of the most studied factors. TGF-Beta 1 is a potent modulator of immune and glial cell […]Continue Reading ...
To help patients with muscle disorders, scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have engineered a new stem cell line to study the conversion of stem cells into muscle. Findings appeared in Cell Reports. “We have also developed a more efficient strategy to make muscles from human stem cells. Scientists […]Continue Reading ...
Skeletal muscle tissue. Credit: University of Michigan Medical School All vertebrates need muscles to function; they are the most abundant tissue in the human body and are integral to movement. In a recent article published in Nature Communications, an international team of researchers discovered two proteins essential to the development of skeletal muscle. This research, […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have shown that it may be possible to use ultrasound scans of a muscle in the shoulder to predict diabetes. Sebastian Kaulitzki | Shutterstock The study, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, suggests that the “deltoid” muscle appearing unusually […]Continue Reading ...
All vertebrates need muscles to function; they are the most abundant tissue in the human body and are integral to movement. In a recent article published in Nature Communications, an international team of researchers discovered two proteins essential to the development of skeletal muscle. This research, led by Jean-François Côté, a professor at the Montreal […]Continue Reading ...
Humon today revealed its latest list of elite coaches and athletes endorsing the company’s muscle oxygen monitor. Included on the list is Jamaican sprinter Briana Williams’s coach, Ato Boldon. This summer, Briana Williams upset the field to win U20 World 200m and 100m gold- Jamaica’s first since 2000. Over the past year, Williams,16, has stunned […]Continue Reading ...
83 percent of children in small study experienced atrophy in at least one muscle group Children with life-threatening respiratory failure who require mechanical ventilation in a pediatric intensive care unit commonly experience rapid muscle atrophy, according to a study published online Dec. 19, 2018, in PLOS ONE. More than 80 percent of children enrolled in […]Continue Reading ...
Overview Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic procedure to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons). EMG results can reveal nerve dysfunction, muscle dysfunction or problems with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission. Motor neurons transmit electrical signals that cause muscles to contract. An EMG uses tiny devices called electrodes to translate […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 — When you first start strength training, almost any weight you lift will bring some results. But also use this time to learn proper form, the American College of Sports Medicine advises. As you progress, you can zero in on the best amount of weight as well as the number of […]Continue Reading ...
One of the downsides to getting older is that skeletal muscle loses its ability to heal after injury. New research from the University of Pittsburgh implicates the so-called “longevity protein” Klotho, both as culprit and therapeutic target. The paper, published this week in Nature Communications, showed that, in young animals, Klotho expression soars after a […]Continue Reading ...
According to a recent meta-analysis, soy protein is equally effective as animal protein in building muscle mass and strength. Undertaking resistance exercise is key in increasing muscle strength. Amongst athletes there exists a common misconception that animal proteins, particularly whey, are more effective than soy protein at building muscle mass and strength. This speculation comes […]Continue Reading ...
Toxic protein assemblies, or “amyloids,” long considered to be key drivers in many neuromuscular diseases, also play a beneficial role in the development of healthy muscle tissue, University of Colorado Boulder researchers have found. “Ours is the first study to show that amyloid-like structures not only exist in healthy skeletal muscle during regeneration, but are […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the Randall Centre for Cell & Molecular Biophysics believe they have reached a new milestone in the understanding of muscle formation that could help define new cellular and molecular approaches in pathological conditions affecting muscle wellness. Each muscle is composed of bundles of individual muscle fibers capable of physical contraction. To grow large […]Continue Reading ...
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