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Muscle weakness seen in alcoholism linked to mitochondrial repair issues

Muscle weakness from long-term alcoholism may stem from an inability of mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells, to self-repair, according to a study ...

Mutant Protein in Muscle Linked to Neuromuscular Disorder

A new therapeutic target for Kennedy’s disease and a potential treatment ...

Massage therapy improves circulation, alleviates muscle soreness

BY Jeanne Galatzer- Levy Massage therapy improves general blood flow and alleviates muscle soreness after exercise, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. ... Full story

Osteoporosis Risk Heightened Among Sleep Apnea Patients

Women, older individuals most likely to experience weakening of bones ... Full story

Regenerating muscle in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: age matters

A team of scientists led by Pier Lorenzo Puri, M.D., associate professor at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), in collaboration with Fondazione Santa Lucia in Rome, Italy, have published details of how a class of drugs called “HDACis” drive muscle-cell regeneration in the early stages of dystrophic muscles, but fail to work in late stages. ... Full story

Study shows high prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in Vietnam

A study undertaken in Vietnam for the first time reveals the high prevalence of knee osteoarthritis, showing that roughly a third of Vietnamese men and women over the age of 40 are affected. ... Full story

Identified a new possible target to combat muscle wasting

Researchers headed by Antonio Zorzano at IRB demonstrate that the DOR protein promotes muscle mass loss in mice. ... Full story

Drink Milk? Women Who Do May Delay Knee Osteoarthritis

New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital reports that women who frequently consume fat-free or low-fat milk may delay the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Results published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis Care & Research, show that women who ate cheese saw an increase in knee OA progression. Yogurt did not impact OA progression in men or women. ... Full story

Ankle fractures could be significant risk factor for subsequent fracture

Study shows that prevalent ankle fractures are associated with low areal BMD and bone microstructural alterations in postmenopausal women ... Full story

Higher social class linked to fewer bone fractures among non-white women

By Enrique Rivero - If you are a middle-aged African-American or Asian woman, your social class may play a significant role in how likely you are to suffer bone fracutres, a UCLA-led study suggests. ... Full story

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