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Entries for December 2014

Use It or Lose It: The Dynamic Nature of Skeletal Muscle
Jeffrey Hord, B.S.
"Skeletal muscles come in a variety of sizes and shapes so that they suit the particular function that they perform. Some of these muscles work virtually all of the time while others are necessary only part of the time."

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DEPTOR: New Kid on the Block
Will Deaver, M.S.
"The DEP domain containing mTOR-interacting protein, or DEPTOR, is a relatively new protein that our lab has focused on for its potential roles in muscle physiology. DEPTOR is a negative regulator of mTOR, a keystone protein responsible for muscle protein synthesis and cell growth."

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Do Oral Contraceptives Impair the Osteogenic Response to Exercise?
Anita Mantri, B.S.
"Since the introduction of “the pill,” its use as a form of birth control and contraception has steadily increased in women of child-bearing age as seen in reports from the CDC. When the pill first came out in the 1970s, its use was very limited out of caution about the unknown effects of adding extra hormones to the body."

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The Walk of Life: Cancer and Physical Activity
John Seawright, B.S.
"For men, the probability of developing cancer at some point in life is equivalent to flipping a coin; 1 in 2; for women, it’s slightly better at 1 in 3. Take a coin out of your drawer and think of your father. Now, flip the coin. Let’s do it again. This time, think of your brother, your son, or yourself. At some juncture in your life, the phrase “I’m going to refer you to Oncology,” is likely to cross your road. Robert Frost had something to say about roads, and although the cancer road is well traveled, when trudging along that onerous path, perseverance can make all the difference."

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How Do Preservice Teachers Understand Effective Teaching in Physical Education?
Jiling Liu, M. Ed
"Effective teaching (ET) in physical education (PE) happens when students have positive changes in thinking, behavior, and emotion. These changes can result in more positive attitudes toward learning motor skills, more active participation in PE classes, and/or improvement in PE grades. Research shows that what teachers understand affects how they teach."

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