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Prospective molecular and genetic strategy is close to conquering muscular dystrophy
Yang Lee, M.S.
"Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most prevalent and severe type of muscular dystrophy, affecting 1 in every 3500 newborn boys, according to the National Human Genome Research Institute."

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Powering Skeletal Muscle Growth

Jacqueline I. Perticone, B.S.
"Loss of muscle mass with advancing age, disease or lifestyle has a profound influence on healthcare and society. Our laboratory uses hindlimb suspension in rodents to better understand loss of muscle mass occurring with disuse in an effort to design specific interventions that may be suitable to maintain muscle health and function in a number of populations. "

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Between Limb Interference: How Smart is Your Right Foot?
Deanna Kennedy, M.S
"It is well recognized that coordination is a fundamental aspect of skill related fitness. After all, many sports require some type of coordination between the limbs. Serving a tennis ball, for example, requires one limb to toss the ball while the other limb controls the timing and trajectory of the racket to facilitate contact with the ball. Swimming, on the other hand, requires a complicated pattern of coordination between the upper and lower limbs. While some coordination patterns are relatively easy for us to master, other coordination patterns have proved difficult or near impossible to perform."

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Huffines Discussion 4 is almost here!
The Huffines Discussion 4 (2014) is right around the corner on November 21, 2014.  Come join us from 1-4 pm (CST) at the Annenberg Presidential C...

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Blood Pressure Medication to Prevent Muscle Loss?
Jeffrey Hord, B.S.
"Our bodies attempt to maintain a constant internal environment but achieving this consistency can be made much more difficult when we alter our external environment, such as going from walking upright to being bedridden for five days in the hospital. This change in the external environment alters the load on skeletal muscle fibers and will result in an altered internal environment."

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