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Regular stretching shown to improve muscles in elderly

Daily muscle stretching could bring health benefits to elderly people with reduced mobility, according to new research published in The […]

Spare parts from small parts: novel scaffolds to grow muscle

The researchers have for the first time incorporated the natural processes of embryonic development to build a material that can […]

Impact of inactivity on muscles more severe for older people

According to a recent study published in The Journal of Physiology, researchers have been able to document for the first time […]

Massage could be used to aid recovery of damaged limbs

Massage could increase the regrowth of muscle after muscle loss, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. The […]

Lift less, gain more

The belief that lifting heavy weights is necessary to build muscles is being challenged by University of Queensland researchers. UQ School of […]

Learning to improve foot control in cerebral palsy

A device to measure foot control is being trialled to improve walking ability for adolescents and young adults with cerebral […]

Treatment for children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

A new research study from the University of Sydney has found that for children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, the most effective […]

Unravelling the genetic mystery behind mitochondrial disease

Mitochondrial disease is an illness that robs its sufferers of energy, and damages muscles and major organs like the brain […]

Toe training may keep the elderly upright

Researchers at Victoria University are investigating if toe training – strengthening the muscles in the toes and the feet – […]

‘Healthy bodies’ best for men, but for women, thin is beautiful

A new study from Macquarie University being published in PLOS ONE has found that both genders consider an unhealthily low […]