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Muscle Health Research Centre

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.

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MHRC Vision

To be Canada's leader in exercise and muscle health research, training and education

MHRC Mission

To achieve this vision via high quality, individual and collaborative research programs, excellent teaching and training of highly qualified personnel in laboratory, technical and communication skills, and the dissemination of research findings to broader communities via publications, seminars and social media platforms.

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