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Protein, Amino Acids & Muscle Mass

By the time the average person reaches their 60s, they will lose 30% of their muscle mass. It is possible to stay strong and independent as you age, thanks to science, and it may even be possible to have in more muscle with the proper healthy lifestyle choices.

Proteins form muscles, bones, hair, skin, and the connective tissue that hold the body together. Proteins even make up the messengers within the body including hormones, the immune system, enzymes, and brain chemicals.

Correlative Microscopy Approach For Biology Using X-ray Holography & STED Microscopy

A research team from the University of Göttingen has commissioned a worldwide unique microscope combination at DESY's X-ray source PETRA III to gain novel insights into biological cells. The team describes the combined X-ray and optical fluorescence microscope.

The study was published in the journal Nature Communications. To test the performance of the device installed at DESY's measuring station P10, the scientists investigated heart muscle cells with their new method.

Emergency Medicine Community Needs Air Ambulance For Critically Ill Patients

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM) has raised concerns about Ireland's first community air ambulance. The country's first charity air ambulance landed in Kerry on Friday and will officially enter full-time daylight hours next month.

The service will cost € 2m a year to run and is funded through community and donor contributions. It will have an advanced paramedic and an emergency medical technician (EMT) leading the medical care.

Space Travel May Lead To Cardiac Repair In Astronauts

Astronauts live in a practically weightless environment, scientifically known as microgravity. The effects of microgravity on the human body are various and fascinating some of them damaging, some redeeming.

New research finds a therapeutic purpose for the impact of microgravity on human stem cells. The study was published in the journal  Stem Cells and Development. From the brain shifting upward to muscles shrinking, veins swelling, and astronauts' faces getting puffy, the effects of microgravity on the human body are fascinating.