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Scientists Discover New “Superfast” Muscle Fibers in Mouse Limbs
Fast twitch fibers like these could one day be used to treat diseases like Parkinson’s.
Scientists Discover New “Superfast” Muscle Fibers in Mouse Limbs
Scientists Discover New “Superfast” Muscle Fibers in Mouse Limbs

Fast twitch fibers like these could one day be used to treat diseases like Parkinson’s.

Fast twitch fibers like these could one day be used to treat diseases like Parkinson’s.

muscle fibers

Muscle Maven
The Scientist | Sep 26, 2018 | 1 min read
Profilee Angela Dulhunty describes her research on the structure and function of proteins that make up skeletal and cardiac muscles.
Infographic: Triggering Titin
Julio M. Fernández | Sep 1, 2018 | 1 min read
This third filament involved in muscle function is often ignored in medical textbooks. Here's how it works.
Opinion: Stop Ignoring This Filament Crucial to Muscle Function
Julio M. Fernández | Sep 1, 2018 | 5 min read
Titin was discovered four decades ago, but some physiology textbooks fail to recognize the important role it plays in muscle contraction.
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2018 | 1 min read
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Contributors
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2018 issue of The Scientist.
CRISPR Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Helps Dogs
Catherine Offord | Aug 31, 2018 | 2 min read
Researchers boosted levels of the dystrophin protein to nearly normal levels in a canine model of the disease.
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