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Stimulating Muscle Growth With A Tourniquet

Stimulating muscle growth with tourniquets
UTMB student to research muscle loss in older adults through novel exercise technique

University of Texas Medical Branch student David Gundermann has received a $10,000 fellowship for exercise and nutrition research on muscle loss in older adults. Gundermann is a rehabilitation sciences doctoral student in UTMB's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a member of the Muscle Biology and Metabolism Laboratory within UTMB's new Department of Nutrition and Metabolism.

The fellowship was awarded through the Jess Hay Endowment for Chancellor's Graduate Student Research Fellowships, which supports graduate student research fellowship grants to students attending any of the University of Texas institutions. Named after the former chairman of the UT System Board of Regents, the endowment "ties timely graduate education to timely and high-quality research, which benefits the state," said Randa Safady, vice chancellor for external relations at UT System. ... More »