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Mirco RNAs are small nucleotides of 19-23 base pairs. They function as natural negative regulators of mRNA expression. Beneath local effects, they are further secreted into the blood stream and have therefore systemic effects on other tissues. Micro RNAs are expressed specifically in response to…

Our PhD student Fakhreddin Yaghoob Nezhad recently published his first paper for his PhD thesis at the Chair of Exercise Biology. We know that our endurance capacity is inherited by ~50%. In order to identify endurance-related candidate genes, we conducted a systematic review to identify genes whose…

Phd student Sander Verbrugge presented his current work at the academic annual celebration of the Department of Sport and Health Sciences. His talk illustrated his latest paper on “Genes whose gain or loss-of-function increases skeletal muscle mass in mice”. Congratulations to Sander Verbrugge, we…

One of our PhD students, Daniela Schranner, visited the international PhD Symposium at the European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) in Heidelberg from 22nd – 24th of November (http://phdsymposium.embl.org/). The EMBL is one of the world’s leading research institutes and operates from six sites in…

On Friday the 23rd of November, the Symposium “Fighting muscle weakness when we get old” took place at the Lithuanian Sports University in Kaunas. This symposium were hold the first time on the topic of Sarcopenia which is a disease increasing in aging societies. Together, Aivaras Ratkevicius and…