Muscle Health Research Centre

Regular exercise leads to better energy distribution in muscle

Looking to boost energy levels and stave off degeneration of aging muscle? Add workouts to your daily routine to become more energetic and perform day-to-day activities better, say York University muscle health researchers. “Our recent study shows that exercise leads to expansion of the mitochondrial network and, as a result, energy is distributed to muscle […]

Faculty of Health to celebrate its innovative research

Can exercise turn back the clock for aging muscles? Is aerobic or resistance exercise better for decreasing the risk of diabetes in youth? Those are just two of the questions researchers will discuss at the upcoming Faculty of Health Research Celebration. Robert Haché (left), York's vice-president research & innovation, and Harvey Skinner (below right), dean […]

High doses of vitamin D might affect Lou Gehrig's disease

High daily doses of vitamin D may improve the quality of life for patients diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, a study at York University has found. Using an animal model, the study’s researchers found that the motor performance and muscle endurance of mice with ALS improved when they were given […]

Role of stem cells in muscle repair discussed at Muscle Health Awareness Day

Faculty and graduate students from southern Ontario’s scientific community came together at York University to discuss issues related to muscle health at the second annual Muscle Health Awareness Day (MHAD). The event, sponsored by the Muscle Health Research Centre (MHRC), featured a series of lectures looking at muscle adaptation, disease, development, blood flow and metabolism. Some of […]

CFI awards York researchers $274,000 in funding

Funding will support three projects in biology, kinesiology and psychology The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded York University $274,689 in infrastructure funding to support the research of three York professors. Olivier Birot, professor in the School of Kinesiology & Health Science in York's Faculty of Health and a member of the Muscle Health Research […]