Muscle Health Research Centre (MHRC)

Muscle Health Research Centre (MHRC)

Address: 302 Farquharson Life Science Building, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto , Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3



Phone: (416) 736-2100

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 at York University, 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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