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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.

Generation Of Heart Risk Factors May Decrease Brain Function

It's been 70 years since a small, middle-class community 23 miles west of Boston became the linchpin in helping to solve the mysteries of heart disease.  Cholesterol Blood pressure. Obesity It's common knowledge today that these all lead to heart trouble.

But in the 1940s, with one in two deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and even after President Franklin Roosevelt died from the effects of heart failure and a massive stroke, the information would have been considered revolutionary.

Applications Of Nanoparticles In Tissue Engineering

Tissue engineering (TE) is an interdisciplinary field integrating engineering , material science and medical biology that aims to develop biological substitutes to repair, replace, retain, or enhance tissue and organ-level functions.

Current TE methods face obstacle including a lack of appropriate biomaterials, ineffective cell growth and lack of techniques for capturing appropriate physiological architectures as well as the unstable and insufficient production of growth factors to stimulate cell communication and proper response.