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First Human Skeletal Muscle Grown in the Lab to Contract with Electrical Pulses
03 Feb 2015, 8:00 am

Researchers at Duke University has successfully grown human skeletal muscle fibres in the labratory and got them to contract under electrical impulses. Previously, researchers were able to grow muscles tissues in the lab but they were not able to get to “come alive” so to speak. Are we getting closer to the days where degenerative […]

Running Shoe Technology may not have a big impact on reducing running risk injuries
21 Mar 2014, 11:26 am

A new study, “Influence of midsole hardness of standard cushioned shoes on running-related injury risk“, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, showed little evidence that running shoe technology have in reducing running risk injuries The researchers monitored 247 runners wearing trainers from “a renowned sports equipment manufacturer,” with varying midsole stiffness. After five […]

Float away Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Float Away
16 Jun 2013, 10:29 am

One design firm has taken a innovative approach to resolving carpal tunnel syndrome; something that is plaguing whole swathe of office workers everywhere – a floating mouse that elleviate the need to rest your wrist on the table when using a mouse. Czech Design firm, Kibardin Design, has taken the age old mouse design (internet […]

After ACL Surgery, Better to Start Physiotherapy soon than to rely on Knee Braces
15 Oct 2012, 8:22 am

A recent Wearing a knee brace following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery has no effect on a person’s recovery. However, strength, range-of- motion, and functionality exercises provide significant benefits, and other new therapies may show promise. In a new literature review recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), a team of […]

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