The Muscle Health Research Centre (MHRC) provides a centralized and focused research emphasis on the importance of skeletal muscle to the overall health and well-being of Canadians. Skeletal muscle, 40 per cent of a human’s body mass, is a unique and large tissue that significantly contributes to an individual’s metabolism, locomotion, and overall quality of life.
Based in the Faculty of Health, the MHRC facilitates the integrated study of muscle biology in the broadest terms, including muscle development, disease, metabolism, blood supply, injury and regeneration, and adaptation to acute and chronic exercise. Approaches used by faculty and graduate students for the study of muscle include molecular, cellular and whole-body techniques.
- Paper of the Month – April 2015
- Exclusive access: “Mitochondria, Muscle Health and Exercise with Advancing Age” by Dr. David A. Hood
- MHRC students Emmanuel Nwadozi and Erin Mandel receive Travel Awards for Experimental Biology (Boston, 2015)
- Paper of the Month – March 2015
- Paper of the Month – February 2015
- “The benefits of short, intense workouts” : An interview with Martin Gibala, McMaster University (Maclean’s Magazine)
- Paper of the Month – January 2015
- Paper of the Month – December 2014
- Paper of the Month – November 2014
- The importance of muscular strength in the development of metabolic syndrome
- Paper of the Month – October 2014
- Paper of the Month – September 2014
- Paper of the Month – July/August 2014
- MHRC News Archive