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"Unpacking" Muscles

"Unpacking" Muscles

  • 4/8/2018 7:00:00 AM
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Jessica Cardin, M.S.Skeletal muscle has a high degree of plasticity that allows the tissue to respond to environmental cues (exercise, disuse, starvation, etc.). The majority of research has focused on the building of muscle. However, atrophy has vast implications across many disease states (cancer cachexia, renal failure, COPD, and Type II Diabetes). The understanding of how atrophy occurs as an "unpacking" process of the muscle fiber is limited. Pioneering research is important as it...
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What Horses Can Tell Us About Humans

What Horses Can Tell Us About Humans

  • 3/26/2018 6:30:00 AM
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Christine Latham, M.S.Currently, rodents are the most commonly used model for human aging, but because they have much shorter lifespans and many physical dissimilarities from humans, they may not be the best possible model for humans. So, what should we use if the time-honored rodent model is not the best option? Interestingly enough, horses may be able to fill the gap between easy-to-use mouse models and hard-to-control human studies. But why horses? Horses are an athletic species, they have th...
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Staying Motivated in PE Class

Staying Motivated in PE Class

  • 3/19/2018 6:30:00 AM
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Jihye Lee, M.Ed.Achievement goal theory (AGT) has emerged as a major theoretical perspective to understand and explain individuals’ motivation and related outcomes in classroom and physical education (PE)/physical activity (PA) settings. AGT is concerned with how individuals evaluate their personal competence in achievement settings and how this influences the ways they participate in and manage physical activity involvement. For the last 30 years, AGT has evolved from the dichotomous...
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Delivering Effective Sport for Health Programs Among Refugee Populations

Delivering Effective Sport for Health Programs Among Refugee Populations

  • 2/12/2018 6:30:00 AM
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Arden Anderson, M.S.Nearly 65.6 million people worldwide have been involuntarily forced to leave their homes (UNHCR, 2017). Among this population are approximately 22.5 million refugees seeking asylum for a variety of reasons (UNHCR, 2017). Upon arrival in a new country, these refugees may face several problems and personal needs, such as boredom and lack of purpose. Moreover, at the forefront are associated health related needs. Although not a complete remedy for the problem at hand, one w...
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BEAR: Revolutionizing Knee Surgeries

BEAR: Revolutionizing Knee Surgeries

  • 4/2/2017 4:46:00 PM
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Alexis Appelquist, Huffines ProducerOne moment you’re sprinting down the basketball court. You stop sharply, left leg planted, and spin around, ready to be on the defense. Before you even know what has happened, you’re on the ground, clutching your knee in shock, unable to describe the sensation but acutely aware of the sinking feeling that something is wrong. Maybe you collided with an opponent, maybe you heard a loud pop, maybe your entire professional career is on the line or mayb...
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Why Do We Get Hangry?

Why Do We Get Hangry?

  • 3/26/2017 4:49:00 PM
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Danielle Sanders, Huffines Institute Administrative AssistantHave you ever wondered how food affects you mood? If you have ever felt irritable or grumpy when you haven’t eaten, then you know what it feels like to be “hangry”. The term is a play on the words “hungry and “angry” and refers to the tendency of a person to be short tempered or frustrated when they are due for a meal. But, where does it come from, and why does it appear that only some people experie...
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When Drills Become Job Interviews

When Drills Become Job Interviews

  • 3/5/2017 5:22:00 PM
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Carlos Guevara, Huffines ProducerWith the NFL scouting combine going on in Indianapolis, the biggest job interview for the NFL hopefuls there are the many drills that make or break players. At the combine, there are drills that the athletes take place in and these drills transfer into their professional career. Some of which are the 40-yard dash, the vertical, and the broad jump. So, what is it about these drills that make such a huge impact on the professional game? Well it is the fact that foo...
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Man - The Only Animal Crazy Enough for Distance Running

Man - The Only Animal Crazy Enough for Distance Running

  • 2/26/2017 7:25:00 PM
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Alexis Appelquist, Huffines Producer     Leagues of people gather at the break of dawn, creating a sea of neon colored nylon and spandex, all with the fixed determination of a distance typically anywhere from 5k to 26.2 miles. Endurance running has become the favorite pastime of suburban moms and ex-military fitness enthusiasts alike, with roots anchored even before ancient Greek tales of the marathon and extending to modern day world-class athletes. In retrospect, humans are far ...
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The Science Behind the Fad Diet

The Science Behind the Fad Diet

  • 2/19/2017 6:07:00 PM
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Alexis Appelquist, Huffines Producer   Everyone has that one friend who always seems to be attempting some new diet regiment. Maybe they’re doing a juice cleanse in order to detoxify their system, or trying to eat nothing but raw vegetables. Odds are they read about it in a magazine, saw it on a commercial, or have a distant relative-in-law that swears they took six inches off their waistline with this latest trend. Lately, you may have heard of going Paleo or the Whole30 or the ...
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In My Language I Am Smart!

In My Language I Am Smart!

  • 2/12/2017 4:47:00 PM
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Xuewei Chen, M.S.This is an exciting year full of adventure for Mr. and Mrs. Wang. They both retired in China and came to the US to reunite with their daughter. Upon arriving to the US, Mr. and Mrs. Wang encountered so many challenges because of their limited English proficiency and ignorance of US health systems. Every time they need to visit a doctor, their daughter has to be there with them to translate and explain everything. They are proud of their daughter. They want to be supportive of he...
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