skeletal muscle

Ginger could help control diabetes


August 7th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) Ginger could help manage high levels of blood sugar which create complications for long-term diabetic patients.A new report reveals the potential power of ginger to control ... Read more...

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Muscle implants regenerate damaged tissues


July 17th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Lab-engineered muscle implants can help regenerate and repair damaged or lost muscle tissue, resulting in significant improvement in mice studies."While the body has a capacity to ... Read more...

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Apple compound may help burn fat, reduce obesity


June 21st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) A waxy compound found in apple peel may help reduce obesity and its associated health problems by increasing the amount of muscle and brown fat, two ... Read more...

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Massaging promotes pain relief, muscle recovery


February 6th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 6 (IANS) Most athletes would swear by the pain-relieving, muscle recovery-promoting benefits of massaging, which has now been validated by scientific evidence. On the cellular level, massage reduces ... Read more...

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Stem cell revolution can defeat Alzheimer’s


June 5th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) Healthy adults will be able to boost their chances of surviving cancer and diseases such as Alzheimer's by freezing stem cells taken from their blood. A ... Read more...

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How hormonal and molecular responses to exercise differ by age


January 26th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study has revealed that differences in muscle responses to exercise in older versus younger men also reflect differences on the hormonal, molecular, and gene-expression level.These ... Read more...

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Burning brown fat could be the key to tackling obesity


December 21st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new discovery may pave way for treating obesity not just by diet and exercise, but simply by burning the right kind of fat - brown fat.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Muscle wasting in cancer also damages the heart: Study


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): New research in mice suggests that the wasting disease associated with some cancers that is typically seen affecting skeletal muscles can also cause significant damage to the heart.Before ... Read more...

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You don’t have to lift heavy weights to build muscle, suggests study


August 12th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): It is widely believed that lifting heavy weights is the key to build muscle size. However, a new study has shown that a similar degree of muscle building ... Read more...

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Acupuncture helps chronic heart patients in exercising


July 3rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Acupuncture can help chronic heart patients tolerate exercises well, says a clinical pilot study. Patients with chronic weakness of the heart muscle, one of the most frequent diseases ... Read more...

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Acupuncture boosts exercise tolerance in heart patients


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new study indicates that acupuncture can improve exercise tolerance in patients suffering from chronic heart failure.Dr. Johannes Backs, physician and study director at the Department of Internal ... Read more...

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Seals’ bodies switch fuel usage as they begin diving


June 6th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): The Weddell seal's body switches fuel usage as the animal turns into a diver from a non-diving pup, a new American research shows.The study, conducted by Baylor ... Read more...

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Chocolate milk speeds post-exercise recovery


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Chocolate milk helps repair and rebuild muscles, post exercise, compared to specially designed carbohydrate sports drinks, a new research has found. Experts agree that the two-hour window after ... Read more...

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Dieting alone cannot help stave off type 2 diabetes


May 28th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Dieting to shed weight is on its own not enough to stave off diabetes in people with sarcopenia - low skeletal muscle mass and strength, a study has ... Read more...

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‘Stress’ protein may stop aging process


May 25th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Excessive amounts of HSP10 (Heat Shock Protein) inside mitochondria - 'organs' that act as energy generators in cells - can halt the body's ageing process by preserving muscle ... Read more...

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New discovery may help stop age-related muscle atrophy


January 5th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have made a significant discovery about the cause of age-related muscle atrophy that could lead to new drugs to halt this natural process.They ... Read more...

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How exercise helps patients with peripheral artery disease


December 3rd, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Exercise has long been considered to be the single best therapy for peripheral artery disease but how did it work was a mystery - until now.Israeli researchers have ... Read more...

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Gene therapy shows promise in muscular dystrophy battle


November 12th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study in monkeys has put scientists one step closer to clinical trials to test a gene delivery strategy to improve muscle mass and function in patients ... Read more...

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High-fat diet harms muscle health in pre-diabetic teens


October 6th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A diet rich in fat could damage muscle health in pre-diabetic teenagers despite any problem in muscle function, says a new study.Researchers at McMaster University have reported ... Read more...

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‘Consciousness is brain’s Wi-Fi network’


October 1st, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Your fingers start to burn after picking up a hot plate; should you drop the plate or save your meal? New research suggests it is your consciousness that ... Read more...

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Consciousness is the brain’s Wi-Fi


October 1st, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Our consciousness resolves many of ours dilemmas by serving as the brain's Wi-Fi network, mediating competing requests from different parts of the body, suggests a new study.Published in ... Read more...

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Novel discovery could help in early identification of muscular dystrophy


June 17th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): In a novel study, British scientists have traced the origin of two of the most common and potentially fatal muscular dystrophy to its prenatal roots.The research team from ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in ‘floppy baby’ syndrome


May 26th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Australian researchers have successfully treated mice with a devastating muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome.The breakthrough could ultimately help thousands of families across the globe.The research, ... Read more...

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Cure found for muscle disease that kills millions of kids


May 26th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 26 (IANS) Scientists have cured mice of a devastating muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome (FBS) - a breakthrough that could ultimately help thousands of children globally. A Western ... Read more...

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Gene linked to muscular dystrophy-related vision problems identified


April 21st, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): University of Illinois scientists have identified a new gene linked to vision loss in common form of muscular dystrophy.Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, or FSHD, is the world's third most ... Read more...

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Diet rich in lipoic acid cuts heart disease risk


March 31st, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Supplementing diets with lipoic acid, an antioxidant found in foods like red meat and green leafy vegetables, significantly lowers triglycerides, which along with cholesterol levels and blood pressure, ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for controlling high blood sugar identified


March 19th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists from University of Michigan School of Kinesiology have identified a potential therapeutic target for controlling high blood sugar levels.The researchers have come across certain proteins that ... Read more...

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Arginine could help fight diet-caused human obesity


February 12th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that arginine, an amino acid, reduces fat mass in diet-induced obese rats and could help fight human obesity. "Given the current epidemic of obesity in the ... Read more...

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Why don’t eye muscles get paralysed?


February 12th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) Researchers have found out why eye muscles remain unaffected by paralysis. The finding potentially opens the way to improved treatments of paralysed patients, and will also help investigations ... Read more...

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Adult stem cell transplantation reverses tissue damage in mice


December 15th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): Stanford University researchers have for the first time shown that a single adult stem cell can self-renew in a mammal. Presenting their work at the ongoing 48th ... Read more...

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Statins may cause crippling muscle problems


November 12th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): The most popular cholesterol drugs may cause muscle problems in users, according to a leading researcher.There is accumulating evidence that the effect statins, which form a class ... Read more...

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Brain pathway behind obesity discovered


October 3rd, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): While conducting a study on mice, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison discovered a messaging system in the brain that directly affects food intake and body weight. ... Read more...

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Purified stem cells offer new hope for people with muscular dystrophy


July 11th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Experiments on mice conducted by Harvard University researchers have shown that it may be possible to restore healthy muscle and improve muscle function among those afflicted by ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene variants linked to metabolic syndrome


June 18th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered five common genetic variations, which elevate the risk of metabolic syndrome, ... Read more...

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Carbon Monoxide may cut skeletal muscle injuries


June 9th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Carbon monoxide may be known for long term health hazards, but a new study has revealed that inhaling it can significantly reduce skeletal muscle injury following limb ... Read more...

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