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Body builders aren't necessarily the strongest athletes
An increase in muscle size with exercise may not be directly related to an increase in muscle strength, according to a recent analysis of the literature. (2016-11-03)
MicroRNAs, alternative splicing and the muscle proteome
As reported in the January 1 issue of G&D, a UCLA research team led by Dr. (2006-12-31)
New mechanism controlling proper organization of the muscle contractile units indentified
Muscle-specific protein cofilin-2 controls the length of actin filaments in muscle cells. (2014-11-07)
Preventing muscle atrophy
Dr. Stephen Burden and colleagues demonstrate that the DNA-binding protein, Runx1 (AML1), directs the expression of 29 genes involved in the prevention of skeletal muscle wasting. (2005-07-14)
Don't move a muscle: Evolutionary insight into myogenesis
In a paper released online ahead of its scheduled December 15 publication date, Dr. (2006-12-06)
Not all muscle building supplements are equal
Popular muscle building supplements, known as branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are ineffective when taken in isolation, according to new research from the University of Stirling. (2017-07-14)
Zebrafish study yields observation of muscle formation
In this month's issue of the journal Developmental Cell, Clarissa Henry, assistant professor in the University of Maine Dept. of Biological Sciences, reports findings from a study of muscle cell development in zebrafish embryos. (2004-12-06)
Human muscle-derived stem cells effective in animal models of incontinence
Human muscle-derived cells, pluripotent stem cells found in muscle, have been used to cure stress urinary incontinence in animal models, a finding which signals that these cells are prime candidates to treat the condition in adults. (2005-08-31)
New tool enhances view of muscles
Simon Fraser University researcher James Wakeling is adding to the arsenal of increasingly sophisticated medical imaging tools with a new signal-processing method for viewing muscle activation details never seen before. (2012-01-23)
Researchers see promising results in treating age-related decline in muscle mass and power
A proof-of-concept, phase 2 trial by an international research team has found promising results for a myostatin antibody in treating the decline in muscle mass and power associated with aging. (2015-12-28)
Key finding in rare muscle disease
A group of researchers has discovered a number of children suffering from rare muscle diseases whose bodies have (2007-01-17)
Muscle damage may be present in some patients taking statins
Structural muscle damage may be present in patients who have statin-associated muscle complaints, found a new study in CMAJ. (2009-07-06)
Ultrasound-estimated fat content in muscles may be an indicator of physical health
Ultrasound-estimated percent intramuscular fat of muscles in the lower extremity was inversely associated with physical activity level and positively associated with body mass index in a recent study. (2016-05-03)
New method to grow and transplant muscle stem cells holds promise for treatment of MD
Satellite cells are stem cells found in skeletal muscles. While transplantation of such muscle stem cells can be a potent therapy for degenerative muscle diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, these cells tend to lose their transplantation efficiency when cultured in vitro. (2016-06-28)
Stem cells get a workout
Muscular dystrophies are characterized by severe muscle damage, ultimately through the loss of the ability to regenerate muscle. (2004-07-15)
Treatment stimulates growth and regeneration of injured adult skeletal muscle
Scientists have discovered that a group of chemicals known as Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors stimulate growth and regeneration of adult skeletal muscle cells by increasing expression of the protein follistatin. (2004-05-10)
Cell transplants may improve severe urinary incontinence
Severe urinary incontinence can be caused by urethral sphincter muscle deficiency, often associated with trauma during childbirth, prostate surgery, or aging. (2007-11-13)
Protein illustrates muscle damage: McMaster researchers
Regardless of the way in which muscle was damaged, either through trauma or disease, Xin was strongly correlated to the degree of damage. (2013-11-11)
Poor thigh muscle strength may increase women's risk of knee osteoarthritis
A new study has found that poor strength in the thigh muscles may increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis in women but not men. (2017-02-08)
Dynamic sonography accurate in diagnosing muscle tears
Dynamic sonography is useful in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of muscle tears and hematomas, according to a recent study conducted by researchers from Khoula Hospital in Muscat, Oman. (2007-05-24)
A step closer to muscle regeneration
Muscle cell therapy to treat some degenerative diseases, including Muscular Dystrophy, could be a more realistic clinical possibility, now that scientists have found a way to isolate muscle cells from embryonic tissue. (2013-12-09)
Ca2+, the intercellular signal in arterioles
Ca2+ entry into vascular smooth muscle activates Ca2+ signaling in the endothelium to protect tissue blood flow. (2017-07-04)
Cardiac muscle really knows how to relax: Potential cardio-protective mechanism in heart
New insight into the physiology of cardiac muscle may lead to the development of therapeutic strategies that exploit an inherent protective state of the heart. (2011-04-19)
Crucial role for molecule in muscle development
Research led by the University of East Anglia has discovered the crucial role of a molecule in skeletal muscle development. (2011-07-04)
Skeletal muscle cells could be source of stem cells for regenerating nerve tissue
Cells from skeletal muscle could be an important source of stem cells for repairing damaged muscle or nerve tissue, suggest authors of a research article in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2004-11-18)
How work tells muscles to grow
We take it for granted, but the fact that our muscles grow when we work them makes them rather unique. (2012-01-03)
Stem cells may be the key to staying strong in old age
A new URMC study, performed in mice, could lead to new approaches to help people stay stronger in old age. (2017-06-06)
Heart derived stem cells develop into heart muscle
Dutch researchers at University Medical Center Utrecht and the Hubrecht Institute have succeeded in growing large numbers of stem cells from adult human hearts into new heart muscle cells. (2008-04-23)
Promoting muscle regeneration in a mouse model of muscular dystrophy
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers led by Anton Bennett at Yale University identified the protein MKP-5 as a negative regulator of muscle regeneration. (2013-04-01)
U of MN researchers develop mouse model for muscle disease
Researchers from the University of Minnesota have identified the importance of a gene critical to normal muscle function, resulting in a new mouse model for a poorly understood muscle disease in humans. (2006-09-05)
Basis of development of vertebrate limb muscles has been established in cartilaginous fishes
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have discovered that both bony and cartilaginous fish develop their appendages via a shared mechanism -- the mechanism is also observed in land-dwelling vertebrates such as mice. (2017-10-02)
Brief exposure to performance-enhancing drugs may be permanently 'remembered' by muscles
Brief exposure to anabolic steroids may have long lasting, possibly permanent, performance-enhancing effects, shows a study published today [28 October] in The Journal of Physiology. (2013-10-27)
Masterminding muscle development
Dr. Lizi Wu (Dana Farber Cancer Institute) and colleagues report on a critical role for one of the three mammalian mastermind genes (Maml1) in myogenesis - assigning that first biological function to the mammalian MAML Notch co-activators. (2006-02-27)
The clock is ticking: New method reveals exact time of death after 10 days
A new method for calculating the exact time of death, even after as much as 10 days, has been developed by a group of researchers at the University of Salzburg. (2015-07-02)
Hope for muscular dystrophy patients: Harnessing gene helps repair muscle damage
Researchers have successfully improved the ability of muscle to repair itself -- by artificially increasing levels of the BMI1 gene in the muscle-specific stem cells of mice with muscular dystrophy. (2015-01-15)
Stem cell therapy as a potential treatment for severe burns patients
Scientists have discovered a new way to potentially treat muscle regeneration in patients with severe burns according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology. (2016-06-27)
Burning fat and carbohydrate during exercise
In a paper published in the Journal of Physiology, Helge, Stallknecht, Richter, Galbo and Keins from Copenhagen shed light on fat oxidation during exercise and physical activity. (2007-06-18)
Decreased activity of basal ganglia is the main cause of abnormal muscle constrictions in dystonia
Dystonia is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary abnormal muscle constrictions. (2008-12-17)
Growth Factors Improve Muscle Healing In Animals
Several growth factors speed the healing of muscle injuries in animal models, paving the way for these compounds to be used one day in people with similar injuries, according to a University of Pittsburgh presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society meeting in Anaheim, Calif. (1999-02-02)
Muscle weakness: New mutation identified
New research, published in the Journal of Physiology, has identified a novel mutation associated with muscle weakness and distal limb deformities. (2007-06-14)
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