Health

Vitamin D deficiency may impair muscle function

Vitamin D deficiency may impair muscle function due to a reduction in energy production in the muscles, according to a mouse study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. Vitamin D deficient mice were found to have impaired ...

Medical research

NAD+ can restore age-related muscle deterioration

The older we grow, the weaker our muscles get, riddling old age with frailty and physical disability. But this doesn't only affect the individual, it also creates a significant burden on public healthcare. And yet, research ...

Cardiology

Rethinking cardiac repair after injury

A protein known mostly for its role in the brain may be a key player in the cardiovascular system as well, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature.

Cardiology

Why failing hearts love hard workouts

"Our research on rats with heart failure shows that exercise reduces the severity of the disease, improves heart function and increases work capacity. And the intensity of the training is really importance to achieve this ...

Medical research

Space travel can adversely impact energy production in a cell

Studies of both mice and humans who have traveled into space reveal that critical parts of a cell's energy production machinery, the mitochondria, can be made dysfunctional due to changes in gravity, radiation exposure and ...

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