• The protein that walks, folds and rests

    New images provide insights into muscle disorders.

    The myosin protein is well known for walking, but now it seems it also sleeps.3D visualisation of: top, the shutd...

    Biology December 3, 2020
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    To build muscle don't chill out after training

    Cold water immersion after training impairs muscle growth.

    Cold water immersion is a popular post-workout ritual for many athletes. However, if your goal is to build muscle mas...

    ASC Edits March 5, 2020
  • To really recover, maybe hold the ice

    A cold-water bath shouldn’t be the first choice post-workout.

    Cold-water baths – often called ice baths even though the water isn’t always that cold – are a popular post-workout r...

    Body and Mind December 10, 2019
  • Molecular switch guards against muscle loss

    French researchers taking the fight to sarcopenia.

    Researchers in France have uncovered a molecular switch that may control and one day help reverse sarcopenia, the dra...

    Body and Mind November 6, 2019
  • Embryonic muscles echo evolution

    Early muscles reflect ancestral change new imaging reveals.

    Muscles thought discarded during the long descent that shaped humanity are in fact still present in embryos – providi...

    Biology October 1, 2019
  • Fruit fly on a leash

    Tying up a fruit fly can help scientists watch its wingstroke.

    This photograph depicts Drosophila melanogaster, better known as a fruit fly, during flight while tethered with tungs...

    Animals April 19, 2018
  • Muscle builders

    A stunning image shows the muscle-building myomerger protein in action.

    This microscopic image of fibroblast cells shows the induction of cell fusion by a newly described gene and its prote...

    Biology June 1, 2017
  • Protein blocking may be key to “exercise pill”

    Suppressing myostatin gives mice greater muscle mass.

    Off the treadmill: New research takes us a step closer to a pill that mimics the effects of exercise. Credit: Tetra I...

    Biology April 27, 2017
  • One small step for bio-bots

    Use it or lose it: steerable miniature worm-like robots built with live muscle cells get stronger...

    Meet a new class of modular muscle-powered walking bio-bots that respond to light. – Ritu Raman, University of Illino...

    Technology March 15, 2016
  • Heart stem cell patches not as strong as 'real'

    Unfortunately repairing damage after cardiac arrest isn’t easy.

    Once flagged as a miracle treatment, stem cell transplants have successfully patched up damaged heart tissue. But it'...

    Biology February 9, 2016
  • From the vault: No pain, no gain

    Cosmos takes a look back at some of our most popular articles.

    There may be no pleasure without pain, but this week, Cosmos takes pleasure in bringing you some articles from the va...

    Biology August 24, 2015
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