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February 4, 2007

Periodic Cicadas Help Scientists Study Superfast Muscle

Filed under: Magicicada — Dan @ 8:18 am

An interesting article sent to us by Roy Troutman: Periodic Cicadas Help Scientists Study Superfast Muscle.

for scientists at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the periodic cicada also offer clues about how high-speed and high- performance muscles work, and how this knowledge might someday make human muscle work better.

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