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Interacting mutations promote diversity
Genetic diversity arises through the interplay of mutation, selection and genetic drift. In most scientific models, mutants have a fitness value which remains constant throughout. View News Article (2012-06-29)


How healthy are Britain's children?
Primary schools across the UK are soon to be invited to take part in the Young Scientist National Fitness Experiment to find the fitness of the nation's children. In our society of fast food, microwave meals and chips with everything, the importance of keeping fit has never been more obvious. But with the vast majority of children being driven to and from school, and with many children choosing... View News Article (2003-09-05)


Self-rated physical fitness in midlife an indicator of dementia risk
How would you rate your own physical fitness? Is it good, satisfactory or maybe even poor? Surprisingly, your answer may reveal your future risk of getting dementia. View News Article (2014-02-26)


Cardiovascular fitness not affected by cancer treatment
The cardiovascular fitness level of cancer survivors is not affected by many standard cancer therapies, say researchers from Georgetown University Medical Cancer. View News Article (2009-05-29)


Brain fitness programs may help frail elderly walk faster
Computerized brain fitness programs are known to help seniors improve their memory and focus. Now, a study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found preliminary evidence that such programs may help frail seniors walk faster, potentially preventing disability and improving quality of life. View News Article (2010-08-11)


Fidgeting your way to fitness
Walking to the photocopier and fidgeting at your desk are contributing more to your cardiorespiratory fitness than you might think. View News Article (2011-06-29)


Gym Culture Likened to McDonalds
Visit a typical gym and you will encounter a highly standardised notion of what the human body should look like and how much it should weigh. View News Article (2014-04-23)


How did bilaterally symmetric flowers evolve from radially symmetric ones?
The researchers found that plants bearing bilaterally symmetrical flowers were more visited by pollinators and had higher fitness, measured by both the number of seeds produced per plant and the number of seeds surviving to the juvenile stage, than plants with radially symmetric flowers. View News Article (2006-10-03)


Heart transplant recipients can improve fitness and perform high intensity workouts
Heart transplant recipients' cardio-respiratory fitness is around 30 to 50 per cent lower than age-matched healthy sedentary individuals. View News Article (2009-07-06)


BMI and shuttle run among techniques IOM Report recommends for youth fitness testing
Techniques ranging from running to push-ups to sit-and-reach tests have been used to measure various aspects of fitness in children and adults. View News Article (2012-09-28)

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