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Myositis: Understanding the Rare Autoimmune Disease

4 days ago

It’s easy to brush off the early signs of myositis, a muscle weakening autoimmune disease. That trip or…
More muscle, more protein may improve odds of surviving cancer: study

January 10, 2020

Step off of that bathroom scale. That number won’t tell you how healthy you actually are, according to…
Researchers discover potential new treatment for rare muscle-wasting disease

November 22, 2019

A team of Cardiff University researchers has uncovered a potential new way to treat a very rare genetic…
New study may have the reason why heart medication gives muscle pain

October 23, 2019

A study from McMaster has found a potential mechanism explaining why some people who take drugs to lower…
New research center to explore muscle health and disease

October 15, 2019

A new, interdisciplinary muscle research center is celebrating its opening at its main location at UW Medicine South…
Virtual reality eases leg muscle pain during cycling

September 26, 2019

High-intensity cycling is less painful when combined with virtual reality, according to a new study by University of…
Researchers build microscopic biohybrid robots propelled by muscles, nerves

September 18, 2019

Researchers have developed soft robotic devices driven by neuromuscular tissue that triggers when stimulated by light – bringing…
A new term in biophysics: force/time = “yank”

September 17, 2019

Biologists and biomedical engineers are proposing to define the term “yank” for changes in force over time, something…
The artificial muscle consists of polymer material, into which the researchers have integrated enzymes. A solution of glucose and oxygen in water powers the polymer actuator, in a similar way as biological muscles. Image credit: Thor Balkhed, Linköping University
Artificial muscles powered by glucose

June 22, 2019

Artificial muscles made from polymers can now be powered by energy from glucose and oxygen, just like biological…
Researchers find protein that suppresses muscle repair in mice

May 29, 2019

Researchers report that a protein known to be important to protein synthesis also influences muscle regeneration and regrowth…
Injections, exercise promote muscle regrowth after atrophy in mice, study finds

May 15, 2019

By injecting cells that support blood vessel growth into muscles depleted by inactivity, researchers say they are able…
A new way to wind the development clock of cardiac muscle cells

May 15, 2019

These days, scientists can collect a few skin or blood cells, wipe out their identities, and reprogram them…
Newfound autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness

April 30, 2019

A previously unknown autoimmune muscle disease involving sudden onset of debilitating muscle pain and weakness has been identified…
Working out makes hydrogels perform more like muscle

April 23, 2019

Human skeletal muscles have a unique combination of properties that materials researchers seek for their own creations. They’re…
‘Super-Hero’ Stem Cells Survive Radiation to Regrow Muscles

April 23, 2019

Muscle damage is a common side effect of radiation therapy for cancer treatment, and is made worse because…
Acute flaccid myelitis requires galvanized research response

April 8, 2019

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) presents significant challenges not only to patients but also to researchers, and efforts must…
New medication gives mice bigger muscles

April 1, 2019

Researchers from Aarhus University have studied a new group of medicinal products which increase the muscle- and bone…
Researchers from Cambridge Grow a ‘Mini-Brain’ Capable of Contracting Muscle

March 19, 2019

A group of researchers from the University of Cambridge have grown a miniature (roughly pea-sized) brain in a…
You like doing push-ups? Wait until you try push-ups plus!

February 24, 2019

Working out is good for you. It makes you happier, healthier and more attractive. It prolongs your life,…
Feeling groovy: Neurons integrate better with muscle grown on grooved platforms

January 23, 2019

Growing muscle tissue on grooved platforms helps neurons more effectively integrate with the muscle, a requirement for engineering…
Exercise before surgery can protect both muscles and nerves

January 18, 2019

Exercise can protect both muscle and nerves from damage caused by the restoration of blood flow after injury…
Step forward in understanding human feet

January 15, 2019

Scientists have made a step forward in understanding the evolution of human feet. Unlike species such as chimpanzees,…
Newly identified enzyme could play key role in childbirth and muscle diseases, Stanford scientists say

December 19, 2018

Since the 1960s, scientists have known of a modification that occurs to a particular molecule in muscles, especially…
NIH-funded tissue chips rocket to International Space Station

December 7, 2018

When traveling in space, astronauts experience physiological changes normally associated with aging, such as bone loss, muscle deterioration…
Montreal Researchers Explain How Your Muscles Form

November 13, 2018

All vertebrates need muscles to function; they are the most abundant tissue in the human body and are…
The Muscle Demystifier

October 30, 2018

As a wrestler at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, Adam Kuchnia lost a lot of pounds so he could compete…
Researchers reveal a new mechanism for how animal cells stay intact

October 18, 2018

Almost eight years ago, Stanford University bioengineer Manu Prakash was looking for a way to watch every cell in an…
Immune cells help older muscles heal like new

October 8, 2018

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have found a critical component for growing self-healing muscle tissues from adult muscle—the…
New knowledge on how neurons talk to muscles

October 3, 2018

The ability to move deliberately is essential to the survival of all animal life, and is based on…
Use of muscle relaxant during general anaesthesia increases risk of pulmonary complications

September 21, 2018

Increasing numbers of people around the world undergo anaesthesia and surgery, and in Sweden over 10 per cent…
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