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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 funded by the National Institutes of Health. In research conducted with rats, scientists … Read more

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Self-Healing Engineered Muscle Grown in the Laboratory

Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates the ability to heal itself … Read more

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Cardio- and resistance training during the same session: Does the order matter?

Although the remarkable benefits of combined training have been clarified by numerous investigations, fitness enthusiasts struggle with the same question: Does the order of cardio- and resistance training influence the effectiveness of a training program? … Read more

Brief exposure to performance-enhancing drugs may be permanently 'remembered' by muscles

Muscles remember even brief exposure to performance-enhancing drugs

Brief exposure to anabolic steroids may have long lasting, possibly permanent, performance-enhancing effects, shows a study published today [28 October] in The Journal of Physiology. Previously, re-acquisition of muscle mass – with or without steroid … Read more

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