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Latest Skeletal muscle Stories

2012-02-15 10:59:42

The proteins actin, myosin and titin are big players in the business of muscle contraction.

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.

2012-01-30 12:36:51

A new study in the Journal of General Physiology (www.jgp.org) uses state-of-the-art fluorescence microscopy to provide a striking 3-D picture of how class V myosins (myoV) "walk" along their actin track.

2012-01-24 11:00:15

Simon Fraser University associate professor James Wakeling is adding to the arsenal of increasingly sophisticated medical imaging tools with a new signal-processing method for viewing muscle activation details that have never been seen before.

2012-01-23 13:29:45

The same mechanism that stabilizes the DNA in the cell nucleus is also important for the structure and function of vertebrate muscle cells.

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.

2011-12-21 13:07:40

New research hopes to explain premature births and failed inductions of labor.

2011-12-14 11:49:04

Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered two proteins that are essential for the fusion of muscle cells to build muscle fibers.

2011-12-02 02:05:00

When a muscle is damaged, dormant adult stem cells called satellite cells are signaled to “wake up” and contribute to repairing the muscle.

2011-12-01 13:35:29

Muscle performance and fitness are partly determined by how well your muscle cells use sugar as a fuel source.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.