Scientists overcome hurdles for champion racehorses

Study identifies specific proteins that help tendon fibers slide across each other and how these proteins change as horse ages.

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the U.K. are a step closer to preventing the kind of injuries that affect ageing race horses.

For the first time, the team at QMUL's School of Engineering & Materials Science was able to show how protein types differ in various parts of a horse's tendons and how the proteins change as the tendon ages.

Co-author Dr. Chavaunne Thorpe said, "When a horse runs, its muscles generate a massive amount of energy that is sto

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