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Improving muscle function: Effects of age may be more reversible than previously thought

Tags: Muscle function, Scientific Press,

The loss of skeletal muscle function is a leading cause of frailty and loss of independence in the elderly, which comes along with significant healthcare costs.  Mitochondrial dysfunction plays a key pathogenic role in aging skeletal muscle, but currently there is no pharmacologic treatment to rapidly reverse mitochondrial deficits in the elderly. David Marcinek‚Äôs lab […]

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