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2012-05-27 23:00:02

"Muscle atrophy is a major problem with arthritis is now being treated at he Center for regenerative Medicine," according to A.J. Farshchian MD from the Center for Regenerative Medicine. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 Muscle atrophy a major problem with arthritis, could be treated with regenerative medicine, according to A.J. Farshchian MD from the Center for Regenerative Medicine. Muscle atrophy also known as Muscle wasting Is common in arthritis and is usually due to loss of muscle tissue...

2012-04-24 09:37:29

Team hopes findings will bolster practice´s reputation as a nonpharmacolgical treatment A team of Japanese researchers will reveal study results Monday at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting that show how acupuncture therapy mitigates skeletal muscle loss and holds promise for those seeking improved mobility through muscle rejuvenation. "It is my hope that this study will demonstrate acupuncture's feasibility with regard to improving health among the elderly and medical patients....

2012-04-18 10:32:46

A team of scientists from the University of Missouri created a genetically modified mouse that mimics key features of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited neuromuscular disease affecting approximately 150,000 people in the United States. Charcot-Marie-Tooth, or CMT, is a group of progressive disorders that affects the peripheral nervous system, the part of the nervous system that connects the brain and spinal cord to targets such as muscles. The disease largely affects the distal...

Muscle Stem Cells Activated By Exercise
2012-02-07 05:19:26

University of Illinois researchers determined that an adult stem cell present in muscle is responsive to exercise, a discovery that may provide a link between exercise and muscle health. The findings could lead to new therapeutic techniques using these cells to rehabilitate injured muscle and prevent or restore muscle loss with age. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in skeletal muscle have been known to be important for muscle repair in response to non-physiological injury, predominantly in...

2012-01-03 14:06:30

We take it for granted, but the fact that our muscles grow when we work them makes them rather unique. Now, researchers have identified a key ingredient needed for that bulking up to take place. A factor produced in working muscle fibers apparently tells surrounding muscle stem cell "higher ups" that it's time to multiply and join in, according to a study in the January Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press journal. In other words, that so-called serum response factor (Srf) translates the...

2011-09-27 11:31:29

Discovery could lead to treatments for muscular dystrophy and ALS Researchers at the University of Missouri have identified a communication breakdown between nerves and muscles in mice that may provide new insight into the debilitating and fatal human disease known as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). “Critical communication occurs at the point where nerves and muscles ℠talk´ to each other. When this communication between nerves and muscles is disrupted, muscles do not...

2011-08-02 15:23:47

VIB researchers have developed a mouse model for Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) neuropathy, a hereditary disease of the peripheral nervous system. They also found a potential therapy for this incurable disease. The treatment not only halted the damage to the nerves and the atrophy of the muscles, it even succeeded in reversing the symptoms. The research was conducted under supervision of Wim Robberecht en Ludo Van Den Bosch from VIB-K.U.Leuven, in collaboration with the team of Vincent Timmerman...

2011-06-10 13:35:22

People lose 30% of their muscle strength between the ages of 50 and 70 years. However, maintaining muscle strength in old age is enormously important in order to maintain mobility and to be able to lead an independent life and manage everyday tasks independently. In the current issue of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International, Frank Mayer and colleagues from the University of Potsdam conclude that progressive strength (resistance) training counteracts muscular atrophy in...

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2011-06-08 13:21:37

Scientists claim that an apple a day helps to boost muscles and fight fat. Researchers discovered that ursolic acid - a waxy substance found in apple peel - has natural body building qualities and could help people stay toned and slender. The scientists found while performing experiments that apples boost muscle growth by up to 15 percent and reduces body fat by over half. According to the new study, it also helps reduce blood sugar levels, cholesterol and harmful fatty acids. Dr....

2011-03-11 00:00:27

Approximately 50,000 Americans suffer from multiple system atrophy. A strong need exists for more awareness and education regarding diagnosis and management of this rare disease. Currently there is no cure or effective way to slow the progression of MSA and funding for more research is desperately required. Anywhere, U.S. (PRWEB) March 10, 2011 "” There are no Hollywood celebrities linked to MSA (Multiple System Atrophy)"”just more than 2,300 fans known on Facebook as "Miracles...


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