The Scientific Secret of Strength and Muscle Growth

The Scientific Secret of Strength and Muscle Growth

We all have a fascination with muscles and strength – whether we want to be stronger, feel better, or look like superman; and there are many proposed strategies and exercise regimens to get this done. But what if I told you that it was out of your control, and that your genetics may be entirely […]

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Are Sore Muscles Growing?

Are Sore Muscles Growing?

Alright, let’s face it We’ve all mostly given up on our New Years’ Resolutions by now But, if you are one of the few people who recently started hitting the gym on a regular basis You’ve probably experienced the muscle pain and stiffness That shows up over the first few days after you work out […]

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Should we Exercise before Breakfast? | #aumsum

Should we Exercise before Breakfast? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum Time. Should we Exercise before having Breakfast? Nooo. We should eat 24×7. Oh listen. In a study, it was found that people who exercised before having their breakfast. Actually burned double the amount of fat than those who exercised after. Why? According to experts, the logic is pretty simple. Whenever we eat food, […]

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What Are Muscle Knots?

What Are Muscle Knots?

Whether it’s after a long day hunched over your computer or a week of stressing out about a big test, you probably have had muscle knots before. These knots — otherwise known as myofascial trigger points — are pretty much what they sound like: painful spots in your muscles. They’re different from the kind of […]

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Cut and Paste: Treating Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Nusinersen

Cut and Paste: Treating Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Nusinersen

while RNA editing is critical for generating the hundreds of thousands of proteins that keep us alive slicing errors can lead to devastating health problems one example is an often fatal disease called spinal muscular atrophy or SMA it’s the number one genetic cause of infant death SMA is caused by too little of a […]

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Why Scientists are Giving Robots Human Muscles

Why Scientists are Giving Robots Human Muscles

[♪ INTRO] As robotics has become more advanced, we’re starting to see more robots that look and move just like humans. But there’s still some room for improvement, like to robotic faces. It’s a complicated thing, the face. We’re still working on getting out of that Uncanny Valley, there. And one way we might close […]

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Does Lactic Acid Really Cause Muscle Pain?

Does Lactic Acid Really Cause Muscle Pain?

[♪ INTRO] It’s one of those basic ideas you hear scientists repeating all the time: correlation does not imply causation. Just because two things happened together doesn’t mean one caused the other. Well, back in the 1920s, they ignored their own advice. And the result was a major misconception that’s still around today. Because, despite […]

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The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods

The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods

If you time-warped a few Pilgrims to your Thanksgiving table, they’d probably accuse you of being a witch. [YELLING] But they’d recognize a lot of the food, just bigger, better, and tastier versions of what they ate. Many traditional Thanksgiving foods are scienced up versions of native New World species. What may surprise you is […]

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