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Making muscles smarter

Making muscles smarter

Separate research teams have redesigned the elliptical and treadmill to work more muscles and cause less stress on the body. The idea is that muscles can work smarter than they do on your typical gym equipment. Developers believe they have the potential to become workout room staples.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Making muscles smarter

Making muscles smarter

This new machine, called the off-axis neuromuscular trainer, is an offshoot of the trusty elliptical trainer that has been a workout favorite for decades.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
Treating asthma? There's an app for that

Treating asthma? There's an app for that

Researchers hope a new sports-themed cell phone app will encourage asthmatic kids to use their inhalers and allow doctors to more closely monitor their patients.

November 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Asthma App

Asthma App

With a prototype of an inhaler holder in the foreground, Brent Grossman works on a cell phone app to help asthmatic teens. A computer science graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he has been working on the project since spring.

November 15, 2012 12:00 am
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