Resveratrol helps preserve muscle in space

Resveratrol helps preserve muscle in space Resveratrol helps preserve muscle in space “Resveratrol treatment promotes muscle growth in diabetic or unloaded animals, by increasing insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake in the muscle fibers. This is relevant for astronauts, who are known to develop reduced insulin sensitivity during spaceflight.” Marie Mortreux, Daniela Riveros, Mary L. Bouxsein,…

Bedtime protein for bigger gains? Here’s the scoop

Bedtime protein for bigger gains? Here’s the scoop Downing a casein shake just before sleep increases muscle mass and strength gains from resistance training, without ‘making you fat’ — but is the effect any different to your regular post-workout protein supplement. Tim Snijders, Jorn Trommelen, Imre W. K. Kouw, Andrew M. Holwerda, Lex B. Verdijk,…

Research Paves Way for Development of Cyborg Moth ‘Biobots’

Matt Shipman | News Services | 919.515.6386 Dr. Alper Bozkurt | 919.515.7349 Release Date: 08.20.14 North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or…

The big male nose

New study explains why men’s noses are bigger than women’s By: Richard C. Lewis | 2013.11.18 | 11:26 AM Male noses grow disproportionately larger than female noses beginning at puberty, a University of Iowa study has found. The reason: Males need to breathe in more oxygen to feed muscle mass than females. Image courtesy of…

Lift weights to lower blood sugar? White muscle helps keep blood glucose levels under control

Contact: Laura J. Williams laurajw@umich.edu 734-615-4862 University of Michigan ANN ARBOR—Researchers in the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan have challenged a long-held belief that whitening of skeletal muscle in diabetes is harmful. In fact, the white muscle that increases with resistance training, age and diabetes helps keep blood sugar in check, the…

Low muscle strength in adolescence linked to increased risk of early death

Contact: Stephanie Burns sburns@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36920 BMJ-British Medical Journal Effect similar to classic risk factors such as weight and blood pressure Research: Muscular strength in male adolescents and premature death: cohort study of one million participants Low muscle strength in adolescence is strongly associated with a greater risk of early death from several major causes, suggests…

Botulinum toxin ( Botox ) A creates muscle weakness and atrophy following long term use

Contact: Don McSwiney dmcswine@ucalgary.ca 403-220-7652 University of Calgary New insights about Botulinum toxin A A new study by researchers at the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, is raising questions about the therapeutic use of botulinum toxin A. The study found that animals injected with Clostridium Botulinum type A neurotoxin complex (BOTOX, Allergan, Inc., Toronto,…

Lipstick chemical alert: Ingredient in hundreds of household products ’causes heart problems’ -Triclosan

By Tamara Cohen PUBLISHED:19:56 EST, 13  August 2012| UPDATED:07:52 EST, 14 August 2012 chemical commonly used in lipsticks, face  washes and toothpaste may cause heart and muscle problems, according to  scientists. They found triclosan, which is in hundreds of  household products, can hinder the process by which  muscles, including the  heart, receive signals from the…