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Sleeping for science: What can we learn?

(Phys.org)—Why are 12 volunteers about to spend 21 days in bed, lying with their heads tilted below the horizontal? Their experience will help to understand and address changes in astronauts' bodies in ...

Nov 13, 2012
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Aging gracefully through exercise

Working out can help you shed pounds -- but that's just the beginning. New research from Tel Aviv University has found that "endurance exercises," like a Central Park jog or a spinning class, can make us look ...

Dec 01, 2010
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Researchers solve a molecular mystery in muscle

The muscle-building abilities of hormones known as insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) are legendary. Just do an online search and you'll find not only scientific papers discussing the effects of IGFs on the cells that give ...

Mar 15, 2010
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Muscle loss finding may one day save physiques

Hey guys, remember the muscle shirts we wore in our teens and 20s? After the age of 40 that meager part of our wardrobes usually is obsolete. Yes, at the big 4-0 we begin to lose muscle, and by age 80 up to a third of it ...

Feb 12, 2010
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New finding may help baby boomers get buff

If you're an aging baby boomer hoping for a buffer physique, there's hope. A team of American scientists from Texas and Michigan have made a significant discovery about the cause of age-related muscle atrophy that could lead ...

Jan 04, 2010
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OU Lab 1 of 4 in nation testing new exercise technique

A year ago, Michael Bemben, professor of health and exercise science in the University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences, was invited to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to formally announce the partnership ...

Dec 14, 2009
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To keep muscles strong, the 'garbage' has to go

In order to maintain muscle strength with age, cells must rid themselves of the garbage that accumulates in them over time, just as it does in any household, according to a new study in the December issue of Cell Metabolism. In the ...

Dec 01, 2009
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A new way to measure muscle

(PhysOrg.com) -- Shortly after taking a faculty position at MIT, Joel Dawson '96, SM '97 got together with his former music teacher, Elena Ruehr, for coffee. Ruehr, an MIT lecturer in music and theater arts, ...

Oct 28, 2009
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