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Where Do Muscles Get Their Power? Fifty-Year-Old Assumptions About Strength Muscled Aside

Doctors have a new way of thinking about how to treat heart and skeletal muscle diseases. Body builders have a new way of thinking about how they maximize their power. Both owe their new insight to high-energy X-rays, a moth and cloud computing.

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This is very cool. I want to see one in action. Join the club or waiting list I guess. 07-16-2013 7:07am

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I think what is going to make this truly interesting is the idea that basically physics (the angles at which the myosin pulls on the actin) is going to become even more relevant in understanding muscle strength and hypertrophy.  Lever... more »I think what is going to make this truly interesting is the idea that basically physics (the angles at which the myosin pulls on the actin) is going to become even more relevant in understanding muscle strength and hypertrophy.  Lever differences and angles of insertion are going to become more relevant as well.  It's actually pretty cool stuff: bioemechanics had traditionally stuck to levers and stayed away from the physiology...this suggests a merging of the two to get the best understanding. 07-16-2013 7:07am

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