Health

How quickly do we become unfit?

Getting in shape isn't easy. But after all that hard work, how long do we actually maintain it? Turns out that even the great effort we put into training, taking a bit of time off can mean that we become "unfit" much faster ...

Health

Childhood body composition may influence future lung health

How well people breathe as adults may depend on the amount of fat mass and lean muscle mass they have as children, according to a new study led by scientists from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center ...

Medical research

Designed proteins to treat muscular dystrophy

The cell scaffolding holds muscle fibers together and protects them from damage. Individuals who suffer from muscular dystrophy often lack essential components in this cell scaffold. As a result, their muscles lack strength ...

Medical research

A minimally invasive tool to measure muscle impairment

A minimally invasive, fiber-optic technique that accurately measures the passive stretch and twitch contraction of living muscle tissue could someday be an alternative to the painful muscle biopsies used to diagnose and treat ...

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