Women’s Health Month: Strides in Muscle Physiology

Muscle Physiology, Publication Review|

In honour of Women's Health Month, May’s publication review covers recent advances in female-focused muscle physiology research. These investigations into gradual ovarian failure, the impact of non-sugar sweeteners during the reproductive stage, and the effects of partial glycogen synthase kinase 3 knockdown, collectively advance our understanding of how sex differences can impact muscle physiology.

Spring into Action: Proteins of the Myofilament

Muscle Physiology, Publication Review|

In anticipation of the upcoming Myofilament Meeting, April’s publication review covers recent advances in the myofilament field. From the effects of inotropic agents on cardiac myofilament Ca2+ sensitivity, protein kinase D’s role in cardiac homeostasis, and the contribution of specific myosin-binding protein C domains in muscle contraction, the following studies usher in a promising trend of exciting breakthroughs.

Tackling the Heart of the Issue: Advances in Cardiovascular Research

Cardiovascular, Muscle Physiology, Publication Review|

February notably marks “Heart Month”, aiming to highlight the importance of cardiovascular health and its critical implications on our overall wellbeing. Tackling the heart of the issue, several cardiovascular studies stand out as key players within the preclinical research landscape. The following publication review covers recent advancements in the field, including a promising therapeutic drug candidate for heart failure as well as novel insights into the cardiovascular biology of Marfan syndrome and muscle contraction regulation.

Molecular Deep Dives in Force Production

Muscle Physiology, Publication Review|

As we launch full force into 2024, studies exploring the molecular underpinnings of force production in mice have blazed the trail of functional muscular research. From calcium dynamics during muscle contraction, to muscle impairments in myotonic dystrophy, and the effects of running on muscle mass in a dystrophic mouse model, January's novel insights into muscle function and regulation have important implications on our understanding of muscle physiology and health.

  • Unlocking Heart Health - Revolutionizing Diastolic Function through Integrative Muscle Physiology at Wayne State University

Unlocking Heart Health: Revolutionizing Diastolic Function through Integrative Muscle Physiology at Wayne State University

Cardiovascular, Interviews, News, Videos|

Dr. Charles Chung is an Associate Professor of Physiology at Wayne State University. Using integrated physiology, analyzing data from the molecular level to the whole muscle, his laboratory aims to provide new directions and identify novel treatments for a variety of cardiac disorders. Learn more about his research group by watching the interview or summarized blog below.

Best of 2023: Across Countries and Applications

Materials Science, Muscle Physiology, Olfaction & Plume Tracking, Publication Review|

2023 has proved to be a particularly fruitful year for scientific discovery, with a multitude of pioneering studies spanning continents and disciplines. From the intricate workings of muscle physiology in Switzerland to the nuanced understanding of migraine mechanisms in the USA, the discernment of mosquito olfactory processing in India, and the innovative strides in sustainable materials science in Germany and Austria, this year's research highlights embody the spirit of global collaboration and scientific ingenuity. We hope that, by highlighting the multitude of ways our instruments provide precise and reliable data, future and current researchers can draw inspiration for new and innovative ways to collaborate across borders.

  • Integrating Patient Engagement and Trainee Development in Pre-Clinical Research

Integrating Patient Engagement and Trainee Development in Pre-Clinical Research

Events, Live Webinars, Muscle Physiology, On-Demand Webinars, Videos|

Christopher Perry, PhD discusses how his laboratory aims to discover mechanisms by which metabolic dysfunction causes muscle weakness and apply these findings to develop new therapies for muscle disorders. Homira Osman, PhD will provide a particular focus on leveraging scientific findings for practice and policy and linking trainees with patient communities.

  • Excellence, Innovation, and Collaboration

Excellence, Innovation, and Collaboration: Key Research at the MHRC

Cardiovascular, Interviews, Muscle Physiology, News, Videos|

This past April, we partnered with InsideScientific and the Muscle Health Research Centre (MHRC) at York University, a one-of-a-kind facility that fosters an interdisciplinary approach to the study of muscle physiology. We interviewed three keystone researchers who are shaping the future of skeletal muscle health: David Hood, PhD, Peter Backx, PhD, and Ali Abdul-Sater, PhD.

  • MRHC Student Interviews

Excellence, Innovation, and Collaboration: Student Research at the MHRC

Cardiovascular, Interviews, Muscle Physiology, News, Videos|

This past April, we partnered with InsideScientific and the Muscle Health Research Centre (MHRC) at York University, a one-of-a-kind facility that fosters an interdisciplinary approach to the study of muscle physiology. We had the privilege of interviewing a number of faculty and students to highlight their research, as well as the opportunities provided to them by the MHRC.

  • Excellence, Innovation, and Collaboration: A Day at the MHRC with Arthur Cheng

Excellence, Innovation, and Collaboration: A Day at the MHRC with Arthur Cheng

Interviews, Muscle Physiology, News, Videos|

Interviewing Dr. Arthur Cheng at the Muscle Health Research Centre (MHRC), York University, an innovative research centre that facilitates the interdisciplinary study of muscle biology and the importance of skeletal muscle to the overall health and well-being of Canadians. Dr. Cheng's lab primarily investigates the mechanisms of skeletal muscle weakness and fatigue, and focuses on how calcium handling affects these mechanisms.

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