Protein structure 'holds key to heart muscle disease'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

The structure of a key protein implicated in diseases affecting the heart muscle has been uncovered, scientists say.

Engineered biomaterial may regenerate damaged skeletal muscle

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

A biomaterial that can regenerate damaged skeletal muscle is being developed.

Robots with muscle memory can learn the same way toddlers do

Posted in Hardware on 13th Mar, 2014
by Alex Muller

With a trio of soft, rubber pincers at its end, the bionic trunk could perform simple tasks like plucking produce off the vine and opening doors.

World's strongest robot muscles made from everyday fishing line

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

For roughly a thousandth the cost of carbon nanotube muscles, fishing line muscle is capable of lifting objects 100 times heavier than natural muscle of the same size.

Scientists Get Closer to Rejuvenating Aging Muscles

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

As millions of aging Baby Boomers know, muscle tone and strength declines with advancing age, regardless of gym workouts.