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Running a marathon can increase cardiac strain in amateur runners
Amateurs running full-length marathons could be significantly raising levels of several key biomarkers of cardiac strain. Levels of two proteins -- troponin I and troponin T -- were highest after runners completed a full marathon compared to a half marathon, and a 10K race, as were other biomarkers of cardiac stress. (2018-12-03)

The secret to being more likeable on first dates and job interviews revealed
People who need to make a good impression on dates or in job interviews should concentrate on communicating the hard work and effort behind their success, rather than just emphasising their talent, new research from Cass Business School has found. (2018-10-22)

Molecule capable of halting and reverting Parkinson's neurodegeneration identified
The small SynuClean-D molecule interrupts the formation of the alpha-synuclein amyloid fibres responsible for the onset of Parkinson's disease, and reverts the neurodegeneration caused by the disease. The study headed by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona researchers was published in PNAS. (2018-09-25)

New Zealand penguins make mammoth migrations, traveling thousands of kilometers to feed
Fiordland penguins, Eudyptes pachyrhynchus, known as Tawaki, migrate up to 2,500 km from their breeding site, according to a study publishing Aug. 29 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Thomas Mattern of the University of Otago and colleagues. (2018-08-29)

Travelling thousands of kilometres to feed -- Otago studies penguins' 'crazy' journeys
Imagine making a 7,000km journey just for dinner. That, University of Otago scientists have found, is the life of the elusive Fiordland penguin (2018-08-29)

Exercise makes the blood of obese people healthier
Exercise can reduce inflammation in obese people by changing the characteristics of their blood, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. (2018-06-19)

During disasters, active Twitter users likely to spread falsehoods
During disasters, active Twitter users are likely to spread falsehoods. That's according to new research that examined false tweets from Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing. Researchers found that 86 to 91 percent of active Twitter users spread misinformation, and that nearly as many did nothing to correct it. (2018-05-11)

In-person training proves most effective method to educate laypeople in bleeding control
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital devised the PATTS Trial (Public Access and Tourniquet Training Study) to measure how effective different training methods are in preparing laypeople, the non-medical public, to control bleeding with a tourniquet and whether they could retain that skill. (2018-05-09)

Research debunks 'myth' that strenuous exercise suppresses the immune system
New research suggests that rather than dampen immunity, endurance sports, like this weekend's London Marathon, can actually boost the body's ability to fight off illness. (2018-04-20)

New heart attack test better informs of underlying condition
A new blood test developed by a University of Alberta physician promises to eliminate the guesswork clinicians face with an apparent heart attack. (2018-03-15)

When it comes to fuel efficiency, size matters for hummingbirds
New research finds that larger hummingbirds show better mechanochemical efficiency -- the first time this has been observed in birds (2018-03-07)

Talking to doctors about your bucket list could help advance care planning
For physicians, asking patients about their bucket lists, or whether they have one, can encourage discussion about making their medical care fit their life plans, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (2018-02-08)

NTU scientists create customizable, fabric-like power source for wearable electronics
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function. Being highly stretchable, these flexible power sources are promising next-generation 'fabric' energy storage devices that could be integrated into wearable electronics. The team's findings have been published in the journal Advanced Materials. (2018-01-30)

Ditch plan to disregard all athletic world records before 2005, urge experts
The proposal by the European Athletics Council to disregard all athletic world records set before 2005 should be abandoned, insist experts in an editorial published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2017-12-07)

Big and strong may not last as long, according to UBC prof
In a new study from UBC's Okanagan campus, researchers in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences have found that women are considerably less exhausted after natural, dynamic muscle exercises than men of similar age and athletic ability. (2017-08-23)

No guts no glory: Harvesting the microbiome of athletes
Scientists have tapped into the microbiome of elite runners and rowers, and have identified particular bacteria that may aid athletic performance. The goal is to develop probiotic supplements that may help athletes -- and even amateur fitness enthusiasts -- recover from a tough workout or more efficiently convert nutrients to energy. The researchers will present their work today at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. (2017-08-20)

Football judgments and driving too fast: The science of judging speed
Football officials watching slow-motion clips or drivers changing from motorways to 30 mph zones could be unconsciously misjudging speed -- and the motivations behind a person's movements -- because their perceptions of 'normal' have been altered by recent experiences, new research has found. (2017-07-28)

New study by running experts: Don't change your stride
A new study by a 2016 Olympian and a USA Track & Field consultant finds the stride length people naturally choose is the best for them, whether they are experienced or inexperienced runners. That means whatever shape you are in -- marathon warrior or weekend jogger -- stick with what you're doing. (2017-07-27)

Running multiple marathons does not increase risk of atherosclerosis
Running multiple marathons does not increase the risk of atherosclerosis, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (2017-06-07)

Researchers untangle mystery of tiny bird's trans-Pacific flight
Zoologists have documented the first record of a House Swift in the Americas -- and begun to unravel the mystery of how the tiny bird got from its south-east Asia breeding grounds to British Columbia, Canada. (2017-06-01)

People suffering heart attacks near major marathons face grimmer survival odds
People who suffer heart attacks and cardiac arrests in the vicinity of major marathons are more likely to die within a month. The bleaker survival odds are linked to delays in transportation to nearby hospitals. The delays are believed to stem from widespread road closures within the radius of the race. (2017-04-12)

Are your muscles genetically prepared to run a marathon?
For a few years, running has been fashionable. But there is a great difference between the physical demands of running a few kilometers and doing a marathon. Now Spanish researchers have concluded that genetics plays an essential role in success when completing this long distance. (2017-04-06)

Marathon running may cause short-term kidney injury
According to a new Yale-led study, the physical stress of running a marathon can cause short-term kidney injury. Although kidneys of the examined runners fully recovered within two days post-marathon, the study raises questions concerning potential long-term impacts of this strenuous activity at a time when marathons are increasing in popularity. (2017-03-28)

Break the two-hour marathon record? It could be done today
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has laid out a series of mathematical calculations showing how one or more of the world's elite men marathoners could break the storied two-hour mark, shaving about four and a half minutes off the current world record. (2017-03-06)

Differences in sex and running ability influence declines in marathon performance, study finds
A person's sex and running ability play a role in the decline of their performance in marathons as they get older, according to a Georgia State University study. (2017-02-28)

Marathon chemistry: The science of distance running (video)
Marathons are tough. Athletes push their bodies for miles and deal with cramping, dehydration and every runner's worst fear: that extreme form of fatigue called 'hitting the wall.' Why is distance running so difficult? With the New York City Marathon kicking off this Sunday, Reactions runs through the science of distance running: why muscles burn, how sweat cools the body and the chemistry of runner's high. Watch the video here: (2016-11-03)

New research on the muscles of elite athletes: When quality is better than quantity
A Danish-Swedish research team working on a project led by University of Southern Denmark has discovered that muscle endurance is not only determined by the number of mitochondria, but also their structure. (2016-11-02)

Treadmill running with heavier shoes tied to slower race times
Energy expended during treadmill tests with heavier running shoes translates into slower times for athletes in track races, says a new study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers. (2016-10-28)

Grafting increases Chilean-grown watermelon yield, quality
Experiments evaluated the benefits of grafting watermelon under Chilean conditions. Rootstocks 'Marathon' and 'Macis' were used with seeded and seedless scions in field experiments. Grafted plants increased in yield compared with nongrafted plants in both experiments. Plants in both experiments presented with fusarium wilt, the main limitation for nongrafted production. Positive effects for quality attributes were observed in fruit of grafted plants. The authors say grafted watermelon can result in economic benefits for Chilean growers. (2016-10-10)

Sex before sport doesn't negatively impact performance
Contrary to popular belief, sex before sport doesn't have a negative effect on the athlete and could even benefit performance. (2016-10-04)

Scientists aim to slow fast growth of cancer cells
A University of Alberta study, published in the Journal of Cell Biology, identifies a previously unknown 'off-switch' for cancer, based on the protein TMX1, that can serve as a new strategy for personalized medicine. Cancer tissue is known to alter its metabolic behavior by repressing respiration. This metabolic switch accelerates growth of tumor cells and promotes resistance to cell death mechanisms, making cancer difficult to treat. (2016-10-04)

New study: Montmorency tart cherry juice found to aid recovery of soccer players
Montmorency tart cherry juice may be a promising new recovery aid for soccer players following a game or intense practice. A new study published in Nutrients found Montmorency tart cherry juice concentrate aided recovery among eight semi-professional male soccer players following a test that simulated the physical and metabolic demands of a soccer game. (2016-08-04)

Trauma research funding needed now more than ever, say experts
Funding for trauma research is needed now more than ever, and should become a priority in the wake of so many lives lost at mass casualty events -- including most recently at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, say experts in an opinion piece published in the online journal Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open. (2016-07-06)

How running makes us human
Barefoot runner and University of Kent lecturer Dr. Vybarr Cregan-Reid makes a compelling case in a new book for how running can make people's lives better. (2016-06-01)

Exercise associated with longer life in patients with heart failure
Exercise is associated with a longer life in patients with heart failure, according to research presented today in a late breaking trial session at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure. The analysis in more than 4,000 patients showed a mortality benefit from exercise regardless of heart failure severity, age and gender. (2016-05-23)

UTSA professor receives grant to create more versatile legged robots
Pranav Bhounsule, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a $160,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his top-tier research on bipedal robots. Bhounsule, head of UTSA's Robotics and Motion Laboratory, plans to create algorithms that enable legged robots to balance themselves while handling difficult terrain, an asset most robots currently lack. (2016-05-03)

The importance of resting phases in B cell development
Everyone preparing for the London Marathon likely knows that to perform their best during the event, they need to rest up now. Research at the Babraham Institute just published in the journal Science describes a new mechanism through which B cells ensure that they rest up between intensive developmental events. (2016-04-21)

The more you run, the denser your bones will be
Spanish researchers have analyzed the effect of endurance running training on the stiffness index, a variable that is directly related to bone quality. The results confirm that the greater the race distance that is trained, the better; this can be used, therefore, to prevent the progressive decline in bone mineral density that occurs with age. (2016-04-19)

Are you what you sweat?
Spanish researchers have analyzed how the sodium lost through sweat during a marathon influences the maintenance of stable and physiologically sound conditions that allow the body to carry out its functions. Excessive electrolyte loss may lead to a medical problem known as hyponatraemia. (2016-03-30)

US adults get failing grade in healthy lifestyle behavior
Only 2.7 percent of the US adult population achieves all four of some basic behavioral characteristics that researchers say would constitute a 'healthy lifestyle' and help protect against cardiovascular disease, a recent study concluded. (2016-03-21)

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