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Entries for September 2014

It's Podcast Friday! with David Weir, Texas A&M Football's Head Athletic Trainer

Football season is in full swing and as does happen with any sport, injuries occur.  Today we are pleased to have Mr. David Weir (ATC, LAT) with us in the podcast to talk about football injuries and treatment.  We talk extensively about the world of Athletic Training, and especially how the emphasis on concussion monitoring is altering how football is practiced. This is certainly a timely topic and we think you'll enjoy!  LISTEN NOW!



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 Weekly Text Article  "Does this world need more Angelina Jolies? "
Does Breast cancer run in your family? Read the text article by Ms. Divya Talwar titled "Does this world need more Angelina Jolies?" to see what preventative measure Angelina Jolie took! "In late summer, 2013, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, accompanied by her partner Brad Pitt, revealed at a press conference that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy due to a “faulty gene.'"

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio “Nutrient Timing before Sporting Events"

For more information about this week’s Human Performance Minute, check out the links listed below.

Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs SportsRadio (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it you can listen to it here!

http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/06/14/what-famous-athletes-eat-before-they-compete/

http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/H/HE-0750/HE-0750.pdf

Http://www.cwu.edu/sports-nutrition/eating-competition

http://www.acsm.org/docs/current-comments/preeventmeals.pdf

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Podcast Friday is really back!  With Univ. Kentucky's Dr. Karyn Esser and muscle biology!

 Welcome back to the Fall season of the Huffines Podcast!  Our season kicks off with Dr. Karyn Esser who is the Director of the Center for Muscle Biology at the University of Kentucky.  We're pleased to have Dr. Esser with us and we chat about various topics related to muscle growth and circadian rhythms.  Enjoy! LISTEN NOW!



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TexAgs - Human Performance Minute 9/17/18
Today's HHPM features Dr. Karyn Esser, a muscle biologist from Univ. of Kentucky who talks about how time of day affects performance.  Because yo...

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Text Article Wednesday! "Don't Want to Lose Muscle Mass While Dieting? Take BCAAs! "
Want to know how to maintain muscle mass and lose that stubborn fat? Check out the weekly text article by Mr. Vincent C.W. Chen titled "Don't Want to Lose Muscle Mass While Dieting? Take BCAAs!" "When eating less to reduce weight, it is hard not to lose some muscle mass. During dieting, the body struggles to keep sufficient energy stores, and therefore, it will break down muscle proteins to satisfy energy needs. While the basic equation for muscle mass is rate of protein synthesis subtracted rate of protein breakdown, decrease in muscle size will be observed if muscle protein breakdown is not prevented while on a calorie-deficit diet."

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Former Huffines Staff Named Class President at UTMB
Sheril Marek, M.S. is a former Huffines Institute staff member where she worked as the Administrative Assistant for several years. Sheril is now attending The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and she was recently elected by her peers to serve as the class president. Way to go Sheril!

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Text Article Wednesday! "Code Blue"
Check out the weekly text article by Mr. John Seawright titled "Code Blue" and find out the secret to cheating death! "Do not go gentle into that good night.  Rage, Rage against the dying of the light.” Dylan Thomas penned these anguished words as his once strong and youthful father lay aged, blind, and dying; words which paint an agonizing depiction of humanity’s struggle against and defiance of death. In today’s world, the endless rebellion against suffering and death is continued with a bellicose campaign against cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States."

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Student Research Grant Deadlines Posted
The Request for Applications (RFA) for the Huffines Student Research Grants have now been posted.  The deadline for submission is September 30, 2...

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Weekly Text Article "Understanding mTOR: Great for Muscle, Bad for Cancer"
Read the weekly text article by Mr. Kevin Shimkus titled "Understanding mTOR: Great for Muscle, Bad for Cancer." "In muscle research, we tend to pay a great deal of attention to a particular signaling protein called mTOR, a key regulatory protein that signals for cell growth through the creation of new proteins. Consider protein building similar to a race car. The larger the engine, the greater potential for speed. Similarly, the more mTOR protein present in any given cell, the greater potential for more protein construction. And just like the gas pedal fuels the engine, mTOR is a signaling protein, and can be various levels of active (like a pedal’s ability to regulate speed). If a number of different processes all signal for ‘Go’, then the cell builds as much protein as it can, as quickly as it can. So just as a souped-up car takes off rapidly, a muscle cell can signal for tremendous muscle growth very quickly, given the right conditions."

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