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Article ID: 700774

Crunched for Time? High-intensity Exercise = Same Cell Benefits in Fewer Minutes

American Physiological Society (APS)

A few minutes of high-intensity interval or sprinting exercise may be as effective as much longer exercise sessions in spurring beneficial improvements in mitochondrial function, according to new research.

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20-Sep-2018 7:00 AM EDT
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    11-Sep-2018 7:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700062

A Single Gene Mutation May Have Helped Humans Become Optimal Long-Distance Runners

University of California San Diego Health

Two to three million years ago, the functional loss of a single gene triggered a series of changes in what would eventually become the modern human species. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report on studies of mice engineered to lack the same gene and resulting data that suggest the lost gene may also have contributed to humanity’s well-documented claim to be among the best long-distance runners in the animal kingdom.

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5-Sep-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700202

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act Bill Passes U.S. Senate

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (S. 808) has successfully passed the U.S. Senate, taking another critical step forward.

Released:
7-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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Sports, Sports Medicine

Article ID: 699333

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Praises Efforts of NFL to Improve Safety with New Helmet-Hitting Rule

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America applauds the National Football League and its Commissioner, Roger Goodell, on their efforts to improve player safety with the enforcement of the new helmet-hitting rule, particularly given the strong opposition on the field.

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22-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT

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Neuro, Sports Medicine

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    21-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699216

Dehydration Alters Human Brain Shape and Activity, Slackens Task Performance

Georgia Institute of Technology

Sweating up a storm doing yard work? This is what your brain might be doing: Reasonably customary dehydration led to shape changes in the brains of test subjects in a new study. And neuronal firing patterns got nosier. The subjects' average performance of a motor task also slipped markedly.

Released:
20-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699029

The Medical Minute: Lessen the Risk of ACL Injury for High School Athletes

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

An athlete is sailing through the air or making a quick turn when all of a sudden he or she hears a “pop” in the knee. An athlete who experiences this followed by sudden pain and swelling often receives the much-feared diagnosis of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear.

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15-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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