Related topics: muscle

How do muscle and tendon connections last a lifetime?

Muscles are connected to tendons to power animal movements such as running, swimming or flying. Forces are produced by contractile chains of the proteins actin and myosin, which pull on muscle-tendon connections called attachments. ...

Better control of robotic movements for human safety

Researchers have improved the control of a key robotic component to better ensure the safety of humans. They have published their results in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS), a joint publication of the IEEE and ...

New proton 'starter' for optogenetics

Scientists have examined a protein that will find application in optogenetics and could be used to control muscle and neuronal cells. The paper on the light-sensitive NsXeRprotein of the xenorhodopsin class was published ...

Atomic resolution of muscle contraction

At the molecular level, muscle contraction is defined by myosin molecules pulling actin filaments. New electron cryomicroscopy images with unprecedented resolution taken by researchers at Osaka University reveal unexpectedly ...

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