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Are the world's religions ready for ET?Are the world's religions ready for ET?

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Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'

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Athletics Therapy - February 2011 Archives


Is dairy colostrum the key to Olympic success? (2/27/2011)

Scientists investigating natural ways to enhance athletic performance have found that bovine colostrum can massively reduce gut permeability -- otherwise known as "leaky gut syndrome." Their findings, published in the March issue of the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, could have positive implications not just for athletes but also for sufferers of heatstroke. ...> Full Article


Use of nitrates may increase bone strength (2/25/2011)

Preliminary research indicates that use of nitroglycerin ointment among postmenopausal women for 2 years was associated with a modest increase in bone mineral density and decrease in bone resorption (loss), according to a study in the Feb. 23 issue of JAMA. ...> Full Article


Hamstring grafts prove more effective in ACL knee reconstruction, study says (2/24/2011)

Patients receiving anterior cruciate ligament knee reconstruction with a hamstring tendon graft rather than a knee tendon graft were less likely to suffer from pain and mobility issues15 years after surgery, say researchers presenting a study today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in San Diego, Calif. ...> Full Article


Stretching before a run does not prevent injury (2/23/2011)

Stretching before a run neither prevents nor causes injury, according to a study presented today at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. ...> Full Article


Study shows PRP, commonly used technique to improve healing, doesn't work in rotator cuff surgery (2/22/2011)

For years, doctors have used platelet rich plasma (PRP) to promote healing in various surgeries, but a recent study demonstrates that a type of PRP did not improve healing after rotator cuff repair. The study, conducted by Hospital for Special Surgery investigators, will be presented at the upcoming American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine 2011 Specialty Day meeting. ...> Full Article


Study explores ability of professional dancers to return to their career after hip arthroscopy (2/21/2011)

A new study has identified factors that predict the ability of a professional dancer to return to performance after hip arthroscopy surgery. The results of this Hospital for Special Surgery study indicated that ballet dancers were significantly less likely to be able to return to work compared with modern dancers or dance theater performers. ...> Full Article


Macho muscle cells force their way to fusion (2/18/2011)

According to new research from Johns Hopkins, the fusion of muscle cells is a power struggle that involves a smaller mobile antagonist that points at, pokes and finally pushes into its larger, stationary partner using a newly identified finger-like projection. ...> Full Article


New research suggests tart cherries could speed muscle recovery (2/13/2011)

Tart cherries could help athletes reduce muscle damage to recover faster from a tough workout, according to new research published in the American College of Sports Medicine's journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. ...> Full Article


Motorcycle helmets reduce spine injuries after collisions (2/12/2011)

Motorcycle helmets, long known to dramatically reduce the number of brain injuries and deaths from crashes, appear to also be associated with a lower risk of cervical spine injury, new research from Johns Hopkins suggests. ...> Full Article


Good sports: Coaches help athletes be more ethical (2/11/2011)

Good sports: Coaches help athletes be more ethicalHighly publicized ethical lapses by sports celebrities have raised questions about morality in athletics. If coaches help their athletes achieve peak physical performance, can they also teach their sports charges to make ethical choices? New research from Concordia University has examined how coaches exert moral influence over athletes and how athletes respond. ...> Full Article


Sideline test accurately detects athletes' concussions in minutes (2/5/2011)

A simple test performed at the sideline of sporting events can accurately detect concussions in athletes, according to study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Current sideline tests can leave a wide amount a brain function untested following concussion. Penn researchers showed that this simple test was superior to current methods and accurately and reliably identified athletes with head trauma. The study appears online now in Neurology. ...> Full Article


Scientists climb Mt. Everest to explain how hearts adapt and recover from low oxygen (2/4/2011)

From the highest mountaintop comes a new research report in the FASEB Journal that gets to the bottom of what happens to the hearts of people when exposed to low-levels of oxygen, such as those on Mount Everest or in the intensive care unit of a hospital. ...> Full Article


Want more efficient muscles? Eat your spinach (2/3/2011)

After taking a small dose of inorganic nitrate for three days, healthy people consume less oxygen while riding an exercise bike. "We know that diets rich in fruits and vegetables can help prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes but the active nutrients haven't been clear. This shows inorganic nitrate as a candidate to explain those benefits." ...> Full Article


Super Bowl losses can increase cardiac death (2/2/2011)

A new study published in the journal Clinical Cardiology reveals that a Super Bowl loss for a home team was associated with increased death rates in both men and women and in older individuals. ...> Full Article


Retired NFL players misuse painkillers more than general population (2/1/2011)

Retired NFL players misuse painkillers more than general populationRetired NFL players use painkillers at four times the rate of the general population, according to new research conducted by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers say the brutal collisions and bone-jarring injuries associated with football often cause long-term pain, which contributes to continued use and abuse of pain-killing medications. ...> Full Article


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