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2014-03-18 12:30:49

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cartilage is the connective tissue found throughout the body. As a result of injury or disease, cartilage can become damaged or even wear away causing pain and discomfort. Unlike muscle, human cartilage does not have the ability to heal itself. As a result, millions of people suffer from pain and stiffness caused by damaged cartilage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130122/MM45506LOGO While the inability of cartilage...

Swimming Birds Evolved Rudder-like Tail To Dive For Food
2014-02-27 15:43:42

PLOS The convergent evolution of tail shapes in diving birds may be driven by foraging style, according to a paper published in PLOS ONE on February 26, 2014 by Ryan Felice and Patrick O'Connor from Ohio University. Birds use their wings and specialized tail to maneuver through the air while flying. It turns out that the purpose of a bird's tail may have also aided in their diversification by allowing them to use a greater variety of foraging strategies. To better understand the...

2014-02-14 08:25:25

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Founders of strategic marketing agency 8fold, Jennifer LoBianco and Brad Leszczynski, who are athletes and avid fans of anything sports related, have just launched Off The Sled, a website that provides a unique look at talented and dedicated bobsled and skeleton athletes... candidly, off their sleds. "Brad and I love the Olympics and after a trip to Lake Placid this past December we saw the magnitude of it in these athletes' world,"...

2014-02-07 12:22:10

Brand Also Sponsors USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation MADISON, N.J., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, is going for gold with its televised advertising campaign for the Winter Olympic Games and its sponsorship of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Teams. Throughout the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic games, the brand will debut and run three new 30-second spots, each with a focus on the...

Elephant Shark DNA Decoded
2014-01-08 15:35:28

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has deciphered the genetic blueprint of the elephant shark - the oldest living animal in the cartilaginous fish family and the first to have its DNA decoded. Among fish, cartilaginous fish such as sharks and rays stand out because their skeleton is not made of bones. Their body is supported instead by cartilage, a flexible tissue that resembles muscle. Analysis of the elephant shark’s DNA...

Giant Moa Not So Giant
2013-12-19 14:20:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study of the extinct giant moa has found the massive flightless birds were actually less robust than previously believed. In the study, which was published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers conducted computer tomography (CT) scans of full giant moa skeletons to create comprehensive digital images which were used to determine the birds' mass and general constitution. The team also scanned a smaller moa species called Pachyornis...

Sea Coral Can Make For Better Bone Grafts
2013-12-01 05:43:32

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Changes to artificial bone grafts made from sea coral material make them more easy-to-dissolve while retaining their bone-healing properties, according to new research from Swansea University in the UK. Artificial bone grafts made from calcium compounds are an attractive alternative to traditional “autografts.” Autografts are pieces of bone taken from other parts of the body and implanted in the areas where the bone is...

Study Reveals Protein That Keeps People And Their Skeletons Organized
2013-11-14 10:34:42

University of Southern California Most people think that their planners or their iPhones keep them organized, when proteins such as liver kinase b1 (Lkb1) actually have a lot more to do with it. New research from postdoctoral fellow Lick Lai in the lab of USC scientist Andy McMahon published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) sheds light on how this important protein keeps people organized on a basic level by promoting orderly skeletal growth and preventing skeletal...

Ancient Eel-Like Chordates Linked To Evolution Of Human Skeleton
2013-10-17 07:59:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An international team of paleontologists has published new research in the journal Nature revealing that the human skeleton did not evolve from ancient predatory fossil fish, as previously believed. Rather, the human skeleton evolved as a way to protect against predators such as the conodont, extinct eel-like chordates that evolved tooth-like structures and tissues independently of other creatures, according to experts from...

Fossil Fish Reveals New Evolutionary Body Elongation Mechanism
2013-10-08 04:46:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A third, previously unidentified reason for the extreme elongation of snake and eel bodies has been discovered by a team of University of Zurich paleontologists who published their findings Monday in the journal Nature Communications. The lengthy, slender and flexible bodies possessed by these creatures have evolved many times independently in the over 500 million years of vertebrate animal history, the study authors explained....


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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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