28 Aug '15, 8pm

How the injury-prone IT band makes us human:

No one ever talks about the iliotibial band , except when it’s broken. It’s a band of fascial tissue running from the hip to the outside of the knee (fascia is a tendon-like type of connective tissue), and it’s the site of a common and famously difficult-to-shake injury that’s usually felt as pain on the outside of the knee. But a pair of recent studies from Dan Lieberman’s lab at Harvard, led by former student Carolyn Eng, puts the IT band in a more positive light. Eng used five human cadavers to investigate exactly how the IT band moves and stretches when going through the range of motion used in walking and running, and built a computer model to calculate the forces and strains involved (publishing the results in the Journal of Biomechanics ). She then did the same for the equivalent structure in chimpanzees, the fascia lata (publishing the comparison in the Journal of ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/how-the-iliotib...

Tweets

How the injury-prone IT band makes us human:

runnersworld.com 29 Aug '15, 12pm

No one ever talks about the iliotibial band , except when it’s broken. It’s a band of fascial tissue running from the hip ...

How does the #ITband function? A recent study reveals something new... #running #sportscience ht…

How does the #ITband function? A recent study r...

runnersworld.co.uk 03 Sep '15, 11am

No one ever talks about the iliotibial band, except when it’s broken. It’s a band of fascial tissue running from the hip t...

5 reasons why running makes you puke:

runnersworld.com 28 Aug '15, 7pm

1. A digestive system shutdown When you’re running, oxygen-rich blood is directed away from the stomach and other nonessen...

Shaun Evans Makes Final Push in Run Across U.S....

runnersworld.com 27 Aug '15, 1pm

On July 4, starting in Seattle, Shaun Evans began running across the country. He was joined by his family: his wife, Nicho...

Air Force Blames Mistaken Bomber Costs on ‘Human Error’

Air Force Blames Mistaken Bomber Costs on ‘Huma...

dodbuzz.com 27 Aug '15, 3pm

Air Force Blames Mistaken Bomber Costs on ‘Human Error’ By Brendan McGarry | Thursday, August 27th, 2015 12:24 pm Posted i...

Father-son duo run across the U.S. donating rac...

runnersworld.com 28 Aug '15, 7am

On July 4, starting in Seattle, Shaun Evans began running across the country. He was joined by his family: his wife, Nicho...

HAAAA These guys. @TitleTrackers Well done. #borntorun

HAAAA These guys. @TitleTrackers Well done. #bo...

runnersworld.com 25 Aug '15, 6pm

Following through on Tokaji's epiphany wasn’t so simple. Along with band members Andy Hill and Russ Wiener, The Title Trac...

Jordan Spieth shoots 74 at Barclays, proves he'...

golfdigest.com 27 Aug '15, 8pm

Watching Jordan Spieth play golf can be infuriating. In a sport that's riddled with pitfalls at every turn, the 22-year-ol...

Jordan Spieth shoots 74 at Barclays, proves he'...

golfdigest.com 27 Aug '15, 8pm

Watching Jordan Spieth play golf can be infuriating. In a sport that's riddled with pitfalls at every turn, the 22-year-ol...

The built environment has profound effects on human #health and the world around us. @USGBC #USGBC

The built environment has profound effects on h...

usgbc.org 27 Aug '15, 2pm

When USGBC teamed up with the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Healt...

Father-son duo run across the U.S. donating rac...

runnersworld.com 27 Aug '15, 5pm

On July 4, starting in Seattle, Shaun Evans began running across the country. He was joined by his family: his wife, Nicho...

Bersih 4 Rally – The whole world is watching an...

blog.limkitsiang.com 26 Aug '15, 6am

The whole world is watching Malaysia on August 29 and 30. Malaysia must not fail the global best of human rights, democrac...

LunaHelm Is a Psychedelic LED Bike Helmet That ...

inhabitat.com 27 Aug '15, 9am

“The helmet could take any sensor input as a source for visualization, we have already build in an accelerometer. This sen...

A Hawaiian clean energy plant makes electricity...

grist.org 25 Aug '15, 10pm

The ocean is often considered to be the final frontier for energy, whether we’re talking about Arctic oil reserves or gian...

Intel and BlueData Collaborate to Simplify Big ...

newsroom.intel.com 25 Aug '15, 11am

Santa Clara, Calif., and Mountain View, Calif., Aug. 25, 2015 – Intel Corporation and BlueData today announced a broad str...