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Turkey Legs Tell the Tale of Our Unsung Tendons

Most of us omnivores eschew turkey tendons, the elastic strands that get in the way of a forkful of pure dark- or light-meat delight. For a team of Brown University researchers, however, these dinner discards are providing some new insights into how our bodies move and protect important muscle fibers.High-impact activities, such as hiking down a mountain, can be hard on our muscles, as the hard shock of landings damages fibers (fascicles) during descent.Muscles, however, are not acting alone, it turns out...

September 28, 2011 — Katherine Harmon

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