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Movement without muscles study in insects could inspire robot and prosthetic limb developments

Neurobiologists from the University of Leicester have shown that insect limbs can move without muscles – a finding that may provide engineers with new ways to improve the control of robotic and prosthetic limbs.



Control of cell movement with light

A precise understanding of cellular growth and movement is the key to developing new treatments for cancer and other disorders caused by dysfunctional cell behaviour.



Gene contributes to neurological movement disorders

Researchers have discovered that a single gene promotes development of essential tremor in some patients and Parkinson's disease in others.



Biotechnology reveals protein regulates movement of mitochondria in brain cells

Scientists have identified a protein in the brain that plays a key role in the function of mitochondria - the part of the cell that supplies energy, supports cellular activity, and potentially wards off threats from disease.



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