Latest Skeletal muscle Stories
TAU uncovers muscle-stem cell mechanism in aging.
Daniel Kelly, M.D., and his colleagues at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) at Lake Nona have unveiled a surprising new model for studying muscle function: the couch potato mouse.
A new study reveals that muscle cells fuse together during development by poking "fingers" into each other to help break down the membranes separating them.
When cardiac or skeletal muscle is not receiving enough oxygen to meet metabolic demands, a person will experience pain, such as angina, chest pain during a heart attack, or leg pain during a vigorous sprint.
Researchers reported Wednesday that certain types of stem cells transplanted into the leg muscles of mice prevented the loss of muscle function and mass that typically occurs with aging.
Researchers at Stanford University were able to use light to induce normal patterns of muscle contraction, in a study involving bioengineered mice whose nerve-cell surfaces are coated with special light-sensitive proteins.
Functioning much like gears in a machine, cellular motor proteins are critical to dynamic functions throughout the body, including muscle contraction, cell migration and cellular growth processes.
Scientists from Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences have in collaboration with colleagues at Harvard University discovered a novel molecular pathway which is activated in muscles during exercise.
A new study has shown that a similar degree of muscle building can be achieved by using lighter weights.
There are major shifts underway in understanding the physiological mechanisms that control muscle contraction, a field that has been the focus of intense research for centuries.