Sports medicine & Kinesiology

New study shows better way to easily assess knee muscle function

Muscular strength and its improvement are important to everyone for their regular day-to-day life activities. Conventionally, muscle function can be assessed by means of physical performance tests and/or muscle strength measurements. ...

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 ...

Medical research

Substituting the next-best protein

When an actor is unable to perform in the theatre, an understudy—ideally one with some practice in the role—can take her place on stage. A study from Dr. Bernard Jasmin's laboratory at the University of Ottawa and published ...

Genetics

New gene correction therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Duchenne type muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common hereditary muscular disease among children, leaving them wheelchair-bound before the age of 12 and reducing life expectancy. Researchers at Technical University of ...

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