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.
Gaidhu MP, Bikopoulos G, Ceddia RB. Chronic AICAR-induced AMP-kinase activation regulates adipocyte lipolysis in a time-dependent and fat depot-specific manner in rats. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2012 Dec;303(11):C1192-7.
Vergara ME, O'Shea FD, Inman RD, Gage WH. Postural control is altered in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2011 Nov 21.
Beaudry JL, Riddell MC. Effects of glucocorticoids and exercise on pancreatic β-cell function and diabetes development. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2012 Oct;28(7):560-73.
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Emmanuel Nwadozi (supervisor Dr. T. Haas) was selected for a Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Awardee and he was selected as a 2013 David S. Bruce Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awardee at Experimental Biology 2013, Boston, MA.
MHRC researchers demonstrate that chronic high-levels of stress hormone could lead to heart problems