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Engineers Use Muscle Cells To Create Improved, Controllable Bio-Bots

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign engineers have developed a three-dimensionally printed biological robot that is powered by muscle cells and controlled using electrical pulses,...

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Muscle Weakness In Alcoholics And Mitochondrial Disease Patients
2014-04-22 07:25:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Long-time alcoholics and patients with mitochondrial disease both suffer with muscle weakness, but it wasn't until a new study from Thomas Jefferson University that a common link was found. According to the findings, described in The Journal of Cell Biology, the link involves mitochondria that are unable to self-repair. This information gives researchers a new method for diagnosing mitochondrial disease, as well as a target for new drug...

Scientists Grow Self-healing Engineered Muscle In The Laboratory
2014-04-01 13:46:41

[ Watch The Video: Self-Healing Muscle Engineered And Grown In Lab ] Ken Kingery, Duke University Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates the ability to heal itself both inside the laboratory and inside an animal. The study conducted at Duke University tested the bioengineered muscle by literally watching it through a...

2014-03-12 11:43:12

The gene known to be associated with breast cancer susceptibility, BRCA 1, plays a critical role in the normal metabolic function of skeletal muscle, according to a new study led by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers. Dr. Espen Spangenburg, associate professor of kinesiology, and his laboratory team are the first to identify that the BRCA1 protein is expressed in the skeletal muscle of both mice and humans, and that it plays a key role in fat storage, insulin response...

2014-02-16 23:00:55

New findings on why skeletal muscle stem cells stop dividing and renewing muscle mass during aging points up a unique therapeutic opportunity for managing muscle-wasting conditions in humans, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 New findings on why skeletal muscle stem cells stop dividing and renewing muscle mass during aging points up a unique therapeutic opportunity for managing muscle-wasting conditions in humans, says a new University...

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...

2013-07-15 13:33:43

An international group of scientists has shown that a drug candidate designed by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) significantly increases exercise endurance in animal models. These findings could lead to new approaches to helping people with conditions that acutely limit exercise tolerance, such as obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure, as well as the decline of muscle capacity associated with aging....

2013-05-01 13:03:56

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) significantly improves muscle function — down to the muscle fiber level — in postmenopausal women, a new study published today [1 May] in The Journal of Physiology shows. Some studies published over the last decade have led to negative publicity around HRT, a treatment used to relieve symptoms of menopause, resulting in many women being reluctant to use it. However this new study offers a positive outcome from the treatment. Previous...

2013-04-15 23:00:27

In response to an article published by the Natural Standard detailing a new study showing a decline in muscle mass for patients with type 2 diabetes, Muscular Development magazine suggests the use of creatine to help maintain muscle mass. Setauket, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 On April 15, Muscular Development Magazine responds to an article published by the Natural Standard outlining a new study that shows decreases in muscle mass and strength in type 2 diabetes patients. According to the...


Latest Skeletal striated muscle Reference Libraries

Muscle
2013-04-30 14:32:22

Muscle is soft tissue that is filled with protein filaments that manipulates the shape of a cell which can help with posture, movement and functions of other organs in the body such as the lungs and heart as well as the digestive tract. Formation and Orientation There are three different types of muscle tissues; skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscles. Skeletal muscle is used to hold together and monitor skeletal movements. Posture is mainly controlled by skeletal muscles located along...

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