muscle
Proprioceptive Receptors
Proprioceptive Receptors
Simon Gandevia, Uwe Proske | Aug 31, 2016
Feedback from muscle spindles and tendon organs provides information about where our bodies are in space and whether or not they are moving.
Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair
Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair
Jeff Biernaskie, Sarthak Sinha, Waleed Rahmani | Jun 30, 2016
The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.
Latest on Disputed “Youthful” Protein
Latest on Disputed “Youthful” Protein
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2016
Studies reach conflicting conclusions on GDF11 as a rejuvenating factor.
Expected Retraction Published
Expected Retraction Published
Kerry Grens | Jan 13, 2016
The repeal of a Molecular Endocrinology paper is the second of three anticipated retractions from a cell biologist.
CRISPR Improves Disease in Adult Mice
CRISPR Improves Disease in Adult Mice
Kerry Grens | Jan 4, 2016
Three groups of researchers used the gene-editing method to restore a protein deficient in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Fat Saps Muscle
Fat Saps Muscle
Tracy Vence | Nov 1, 2015
The accumulation of fat within skeletal muscle, as happens with obesity, diminishes muscle performance.
Not So Noncoding
Not So Noncoding
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2015
An RNA thought to be noncoding in fact encodes a small protein that regulates calcium uptake in muscle.
Studies Conflict on Regenerative Molecule
Studies Conflict on Regenerative Molecule
Kerry Grens | May 19, 2015
Previously shown to boost muscle growth in aged mice, a protein’s role in regeneration just got more complicated.
Neuro-Insights into Holding It
Neuro-Insights into Holding It
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2014
Scientists reveal the neural underpinnings—and muscles tightly linked with—the involuntary flexing of the pelvic floor, which comprises muscles that help us delay urination.
Dinos on Special Diets
Dinos on Special Diets
Molly Sharlach | Oct 9, 2014
Skull structures suggest that sauropod dinosaur species subsisted on different plant types.