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Knee injuries in women linked to motion, nervous system differences

Scientists at Oregon State University found that men control nerve impulses similar to individuals trained for explosive muscle usage – like those of a sprinter – while the nerve impulses of women are more similar to those of an endurance-trained athlete, like a distance runner.

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Study: Women lack exercise; at risk of developing metabolic syndrome

A national study shows that women are less likely than men to get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, resulting in greater odds of developing metabolic syndrome – a risky and increasingly prevalent condition related to obesity.

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Study: Physical Activity Impacts Overall Quality Of Sleep

People sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day if they get at least 150 minutes of exercise a week, a new study concludes.

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Maria Kosma: young alum of the year

Movement Studies in Disability alumna Maria Kosma was honored with the Oregon State University Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award for 2011

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Research team tests whole body vibration to relieve neuropathic pain.

College of Health and Human Sciences researchers Gianni Maddalozzo and Ruben Guzman are seeking participants to help determine the effect of exercise on diabetic neuropathic pain.

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Laura-Ann Chong earns national honor for her dedication to academics and athletics

Having discovered her passion for gymnastics at the tender age of two, Laura-Ann Chong quickly became enchanted with the mechanics of the body, and the art of rehabilitation.