Mechanosensory Protein Helps Tendons Stiffen After Exercise
Mechanosensory Protein Helps Tendons Stiffen After Exercise
Researchers identify a role for PIEZO1 in tendon adaptation, and show that people with certain versions of the Piezo1 gene tend to be better jumpers.
Mechanosensory Protein Helps Tendons Stiffen After Exercise
Mechanosensory Protein Helps Tendons Stiffen After Exercise

Researchers identify a role for PIEZO1 in tendon adaptation, and show that people with certain versions of the Piezo1 gene tend to be better jumpers.

Researchers identify a role for PIEZO1 in tendon adaptation, and show that people with certain versions of the Piezo1 gene tend to be better jumpers.

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Infographic: The Modern Human Body
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Image of The Day: Open-and-Shut Case
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Stem Cell Therapy In Utero
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Long Live Collagen
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Dermatologically Derived
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New Structure Found in Human Cornea
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The Science of Stretch
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The Science of Acupuncture
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Pointed Science
Pointed Science
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University of Vermont neurologist Helene Langevin explains some emerging research attempting to explain the benefits of acupuncture.
Crack Control
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