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How do muscles know what time it is?

How do muscle cells prepare for the particular metabolic challenges of the day? Scientists have investigated this question and published their results



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.



New research provides insights into the ability of muscles to take in glucose

New studies conducted by a Danish research group from University of Copenhagen have identified a molecule which can explain why blood sugar regulation functions poorly in patients with type 2 diabetes and why exercise increases the body's ability to take in glucose.



Vitamin D testing: maintaining strong bones and muscles

The Randox Acusera immunoassay premium plus control is designed to monitor the accuracy and precision of up to 54 analytes including 25-OH Vitamin D and 1-25(OH)2 Vitamin D



Robotic bat with metal muscles

Researchers at North Carolina State University are mimicking nature's small flyers - and developing robotic bats that offer increased maneuverability and performance.



Cholesterol medicine affects energy production in muscles

Up to 75 per cent of patients who take statins to treat elevated cholesterol levels may suffer from muscle pain.



Pain killers help muscles

Taking daily recommended dosages of ibuprofen and acetaminophen caused a substantially greater increase over placebo in the amount of muscle gained.



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