Humans traded muscle for brains, study finds

May 28, 2014 11:17 AM

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Humans traded muscle for brains, study finds

The researchers discovered that metabolite concentrations evolved quickly over the course of human evolution in two tissues: In the brain and in muscle.

According to a report from researchers at Shanghai’s CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, together with teams from German Max Planck Institutes, human muscle may be just as unique as our superior cognitive ability when compared to those same characteristics in chimpanzees, our closes...

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