BioMed Central

Growth spurts lower teenage boys' coordination

A sudden growth spurt during adolescence can lower teenage boys' coordination and affect their gait, according to research published in the open access journal Biomedical Engineering OnLine. This study investigates the cause ...

May 19, 2016
popularity3 comments 0

Early warning gene signature for Alzheimer's

A 'gene signature' that could be used to predict the onset of diseases, such as Alzheimer's, years in advance has been developed in research published in the open access journal Genome Biology.

Sep 06, 2015
popularity1685 comments 3

Soft wearable robot lightens heavy loads

A flexible exosuit, developed by researchers at Harvard University, reduces the energy cost of walking when carrying heavy load, according to a proof-of-principle study published in the open access Journal of NeuroEngineering ...

May 11, 2016
popularity4 comments 0

Increased anxiety associated with sitting down

Low energy activities that involve sitting down are associated with an increased risk of anxiety, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. These activities, which include watching TV, ...

Jun 18, 2015
popularity199 comments 2