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.

Grow bigger, stronger muscles with green tomatoes

All of us love to eat red tomatoes but as unlikely as it sounds, green tomatoes may hold the answer to bigger, stronger muscles.

Endurance sports keep both muscles and nerves fit

Researchers have revealed that in addition to keeping muscles fit, endurance sport also improves the neuronal connections to the muscle fibers based on a muscle-induced feedback.

Scientists find way to cure phantom limb pain

Scientists have come up with new method to treat phantom limb pain after an amputation.

Key signal that guides brain development found

Scientists have decoded an important molecular signal that guides the development of a key region of the brain known as the neocortex, responsible for long-term memory, reasoning and complex muscle actions.

Beef up muscles, cut diabetes risk

The more your muscle mass, the lesser is your risk of developing diabetes.

Muscles `clasp at rest`

Scientists have long believed that muscle fibres lie in straight lines.

Want muscles like Popeye? Eat mustard, not spinach

Are you a fitness fanatic looking to build your muscles like ‘Popeye the Sailor’? Then consider reaching for the mustard.