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2014-05-29 23:07:50

Fitness apparel company TITIN Tech seeks crowdfunding to mass-produce athletic conditioning TITIN Force Shorts System. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Athletes are always looking for a system or a product to make them lighter, faster and stronger, and they have found that in the TITIN Force weighted compression system. The same company that created the TITIN Force Shirt System is introducing the TITIN Force Shorts System and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $100,000 by June...

2014-05-15 23:08:29

TITIN™ believes its customers are the best customers in the world and it wants to build its company organically. Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 TITIN™ believes its customers are the best customers in the world and it wants to build its company organically. With this in mind, TITIN launched its official Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000, in order to start mass production of the TITIN FORCE™ SHORTS SYSTEM. The TITIN Force™ Shorts System is designed to evenly distribute...

2013-12-17 04:20:03

Tokyo, Dec 17, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Beginning with their discovery of spontaneous oscillatory contraction (SPOC) of muscle, Prof. Shin'ichi Ishiwata and his team at Waseda University's Faculty of Science and Engineering have been experimentally characterizing this phenomenon over the last 25 years. Recently, the team, in collaboration with Dr. Katsuhiko Sato of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (Kobe) and Vice Director Yoshiki Kuramoto of the International Institute for Advanced...

2012-06-11 19:54:23

An actin-ratchet tightens the contractile ring that severs budding daughter cells from their yeast mothers During the final stage of cell division, a short-lived contractile ring constricts the cellular membrane and eventually separates the dividing cell in two. Although this "molecular muscle's" composition, mainly actin and myosin, is similar to its skeletal counterpart, the force-producing mechanism is fundamentally different, report researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical...

2009-06-08 11:36:41

During desperate times, such as fasting, or muscle wasting that afflicts cancer or AIDS patients, the body cannibalizes itself, atrophying and breaking down skeletal muscle proteins to liberate amino acids. In a new study published online June 8 and in the June 15, 2009 print issue of the Journal of Cell Biology (www.jcb.org), Shenhav Cohen, Alfred Goldberg, and colleagues show that muscle atrophy is a more ordered process than was previously thought. These researchers find evidence that...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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