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Children Have Muscles Like Endurance Athletes

Researchers from Edith Cowan University and the Université Clermont Auvergne in France have investigated how young children seem to be able to run around all day without getting tired. The study, published in Frontiers in Physiology, suggests it's because their muscles resist fatigue and recover very quickly in a similar way to those of elite endurance athletes.

Old Hominin Footprints Compared With Ancestors Walking, Leg

Researchers realized that humans evolved from a succession of primate ancestors, the public imagination has been focused on the inflexion point when those ancestors switched from ape-like shuffling to walking upright as we do today. Scientists have long been focused because our ancestors lived, hunted and evolved. A close examination of 3.6-million-year-old hominin footprints discovered in Laetoli, Tanzania, suggests our ancestors evolved the hallmark trait of extended leg, human-like bipedalism substantially earlier than previously thought. 

Role of PI4P in The Replication of Encephalomyocarditis Virus

According to the study, researchers studied the role of phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PI4P), a critical host factor for both encephalomyocarditis virus replication that has been recently found to expedite enterovirus replication organelles (RO) formation rather than being strictly required

Astronauts Suspected To Have Drug For Anxiety And Insomnia

Phenibut was initially developed in the 1960s in Russia as an anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) drug with cognitive enhancing properties. It has since attracted a strong following of users in the "smart drug" market, with claims of boosting memory recall and exam performance. Originally given to Soviet cosmonauts to combat anxiety and insomnia, the powdered drug is suspected to have played a role in the recent overdose of seven teenagers at a Queensland private school.