Exercise helps build muscle, but research on the cellular mechanism behind muscle growth is rare. Researchers from the University of Cambridge developed a mathematical model that can tell how much exercise is needed to build muscles.
Morning exercise initiates gene programs in the muscle cells, making them more productive and better capable of metabolizing sugar and fat while the evening exercise increases whole-body energy expenditure for an extended period
While it may sound silly, it turns out onion tweezers may turn out to be the next endeavor in the study of biomedical engineering. And while this root vegetable is known to pack a pungent smell, it turns out that its epidermal cells pack quite a punch too—enough to even inspire artificial muscle formation. Okay, so this one needs a bit more explaining.
A new study has shown the link between the body and brain is stronger than initially thought. In the study, people who imagined themselves exercising not only strengthened their brain but also strengthen their muscles and slowed down muscle atrophy.
Developed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, a new form of wearable robotics known as “the Soft Exosuit” is changing misconceptions of where robotic engineering meets biological form. Intended to be worn comfortably under traditional clothing, the Soft Exosuit is a form of technology designed with the wearer in mind with the goal of minimizing the energy required for physical movement--an important concept for soldiers in tough terrain and even those with limited mobility in the domestic domain.