Novel polymer may lead to artificial muscles soon

The integrated polymer offers two distinct "compartments" with which chemists and materials scientists can work to provide useful features.

 

Lose fat, gain muscles with diet and exercise

 

New York: Canadian researchers have found new dietary regimen for losing fat while gaining muscle, an oft-debated problem for those trying to manage their weight, control calories and balance protein consumption.

New antibody may help old people regain muscle power

This is the first study to show that myostatin antibody treatment improves performance on activities requiring muscle power.

Eat apple, green tomatoes to gain never-say-die muscles

While discovering a protein that causes muscle weakness and loss during ageing, scientists from University of Iowa have also stumbled upon two natural compounds, one found in apples and one in green tomatoes, which reduce the protein's activity in aged muscle.

Sit straight to keep active for long

In the modern urban lifestyle, where white-collar jobs require people to sit for long hours, it is imperative to take good care of spine health. One of the least interventionist and easiest first steps is to maintain the right posture while sitting.

Body-building supplements may trigger eating disorder

The widespread consumption of over-the-counter body-building supplements is emerging as an eating disorder.

Treadmill work stations reduce muscle pain

Treadmill work stations can make office work a lot more comfortable as they can help reduce neck and shoulder muscle pain associated with computer work, says a new study.

World's first artificial molecular pump developed

Scientists have developed the first man-made molecular pump, which transports key proteins that cells need to function, that could be used to power artificial muscles.

Scientists develop artificial muscles onion cells

Now there is more use for onion than just in food, as scientists have created artificial muscles from the vegetable.

Now, active artificial hand with muscles made from smart shape-memory wires

Researchers have recently developed an artificial hand that was able to respond sensitively because of the muscles made from smart shape-memory metal wires.

Robotic clothing to help disabled get on with life

 In good news for the physically challenged and elderly, scientists have conceived the idea of robotic clothing that would help them enjoy greater physical movement.

Marine oil supplements beneficial for post-exercise muscle damage

A new study has revealed that there may be a greater connection between mussels and muscles than previously thought.

'Mini brain' in spinal cord helps us balance

US researchers have discovered a "mini brain" hidden in our spinal cord that helps us remain balanced while maneuvering our way through crowd or walking across an icy parking lot in winter so that we do not slip and fall.
 

Muscles gene map to help diagnose diseases

Researchers have created a comprehensive overview of how thousands of genes interact in relation to the behaviour of muscles, thereby offering new insights into the biological mechanism that is at the root of a disease.

An App to keep doctor at bay

An App could soon ensure that people affected by motor neuron disease (MND) get access to specialist care and support when they need it and prevent unnecessary trips to doctor.

Fat tongue linked to sleep apnea risk

Obese adults with a significantly larger tongue and higher percentage of fat are more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea than others, says a study.

Muscles in animals may have developed 560mn years ago

Researchers have discovered the fossil that comprised of bundles of fibers in a broadly four-fold symmetrical arrangement, suggesting the presence of animals with muscles 560 million years ago.

`Cyborg moths` come closer to reality

Scientists have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles.

Did humans swap brains for brawn?

Why humans are far more intelligent than their closest living relatives like monkeys and apes may be because our ancestors swapped brains for brawn, a study has suggested.

Include protein at each meal to maintain muscle

If you do not want those awe-inspiring muscles in your biceps to fade with age, include a full serving of protein at each meal, instead of having just one protein-rich meal in a day.