Pennsylvania Muscle Institute

UPenn- Pennsylvania Muscle Institute (PMI) Seminar- SEPT 17

By James McGonigle on September 4, 2018

Title:  Structural Mechanisms of Allosteric Coupling in Myosin Motors Presenter:  Christopher M. Yengo, PhD – Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Penn State College of Medicine Location: CRB Austrian Auditorium Time:  2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern) Details:  http://www.med.upenn.edu/pmi/seminars.html

UPenn- Pennsylvania Muscle Institute (PMI) Seminar- SEPT 10

By James McGonigle on September 4, 2018

Title:   “Building anti-cancer therapy out of the basic science of the actin cytoskeleton” Presenter:  Peter Gunning, Ph.D. – Professor, Oncology Research Unit, University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia Location: CRB Austrian Auditorium Time:  2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern) Details:  http://www.med.upenn.edu/pmi/seminars.html

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Mechanics of Muscle Cells Revealed: Ostap and Sindelar Use Advanced Microscopy to Show Myosin’s Role in Contraction

By Patience on February 27, 2018

The Winter Olympics are dominating news headlines, but how do speed skaters and downhill skiers summon the speed to go for the gold? Muscles – contracting slow and fast – allow these athletes to power through the race and sprint to the finish. The remarkable nanometer-sized cellular machines that drive muscle contraction are called myosins. […]