In wonderful news for vain but lazy people everywhere, Australian scientists think they have found one of the molecular keys to muscle growth -- a protein that promotes weight and muscle mass gain without any of the pesky exercise
once associated with it. The protein Grb10
-- which scientists have dubbed the "Hulk" protein
-- seems to have a significant role in promoting muscle growth in animal subjects without any change in activity, diet, or adverse health effects. While researchers have been careful to point out that whether the protein will have the same effect in humans is unclear, that frankly reeks of quitter talk. I'm already cancelling my non-existent gym membership and breaking out a pint of ice cream to celebrate mankind's victory over exercise.