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New hydrogel stretches and contracts like a heat-driven muscle

In research published in Nature Materials, a team led by scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan has ...

How white blood cells limit muscle regeneration

by Quinn Eastman | Woodruff Health Sciences Center ...

One size does not fit all when it comes to marrow fat, scientists say

Discovery by U-M-led team finds two kinds of fat cells inside bone marrow, could help search for osteoporosis treatments ... Full story

How white blood cells limit muscle regeneration

Aloke Finn, MD and colleagues show that mice lacking the protein CD163 show an enhanced repair response to ischemic injury. ... Full story

Boosting Vitamin D Makes no Difference in Bone Density, Muscle Function

Madison, Wisconsin - The results of a rigorous new study reveal that boosting vitamin-D levels beyond a certain threshold did nothing to improve bone mineral density, muscle function and muscle mass or falls in post-menopausal women, according to Dr. Karen Hansen, associate professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin of School of Medicine and Public Health. ... Full story

Muscle Fibers Grown in the Lab Offer New Model for Studying Muscular Dystrophy

Skeletal muscle is one of the most abundant tissue types in the human body, but has proven difficult to produce in large quantities in the lab. ... Full story

No Bones About It: Cannabis May Be Used to Treat Fractures

Tel Aviv University researcher finds non-psychotropic compound in marijuana can help heal bone fissures ... Full story

Hydraulic Fracturing Linked to Increases in Hospitalization Rates in the Marcellus Shale Region, According to Penn Study

PA residents in counties with high well density more likely to be admitted for suite of ailments ... Full story

Oxford osteoarthritis patients in new clinical trial

People in Oxford who have osteoarthritis of the knee are being invited to take part in a national charity-funded clinical trial to find a more effective treatment. The Arthritis Research UK clinical trial aims to find up to 160 people to take part around the country; at least eight patients will be recruited at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. ... Full story

Nutritional Supplement Boosts Muscle Stamina in Animal Studies

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – The benefits of exercise are well known, but physical fitness becomes increasingly difficult as people age or develop ailments, creating a downward spiral into poor health. ... Full story

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