Health

Massage could be used to aid recovery of damaged limbs

Massage could increase the regrowth of muscle after muscle loss, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. The researchers showed that muscle grew faster after a massage because protein manufacture ...

Medical research

New understanding of how muscles work

Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique developed at McGill now makes it possible to look much more closely at how sarcomeres, ...

Genetics

Common strength 'genes' identified for first time

Common genetic factors that influence muscle strength in humans have been identified for the first time in a study led by researchers from the University of Cambridge and published today in Nature Communications.

Health

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 kilometres and doing a marathon. Now Spanish researchers have concluded that genetics plays an essential ...

Medical research

Eye muscles are resilient to ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS, is an incurable neurodegenerative disease that affects all voluntary muscles in the body leading to paralysis and breathing difficulties. Eye muscles, in contrast to other ...

Neuroscience

Differences in how ALS affects eye and limb muscles act as clue

In an effort to better understand what happens during Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), researchers at UmeƄ University in Sweden have compared the impact of ALS on the eye and limb muscles. They have focused on specific ...

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