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Compression suits provide competitive advantage

To be the best, athletes are always searching for a competitive edge on and off the playing field. A new study by Professor of Kinesiology William Kraemer of the Neag School of Education shows that wearing a full-body compression ...

Jun 27, 2011
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Facial aging is more than skin deep

Facelifts and other wrinkle-reducing procedures have long been sought by people wanting to ward off the signs of aging, but new research suggests that it takes more than tightening loose skin to restore a youthful look. A ...

Mar 23, 2010
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Soft tissue

In medicine, the term soft tissue refers to tissues that connect, support, or surround other structures and organs of the body.

Soft tissue includes tendons, ligaments, fascia, fibrous tissues, fat, and synovial membranes (which are connective tissue), and muscles, nerves and blood vessels (which are not connective tissue).

It is sometimes defined by what it is not. For example, soft tissue has been defined as "nonepithelial, extraskeletal mesenchyme exclusive of the reticuloendothelial system and glia".

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