Muscle Connections imageUAB Center for Exercise Medicine inaugurated its “Muscle Connections” journal club session on Friday, April 24, 2020. Muscle Connections journal club participants get a chance to interact with scientists and clinicians from several disciplines while discussing the latest and most impactful skeletal muscle-based research in both human and animal model systems. These unique sessions aim to build and update an understanding of how skeletal muscle connects to various dimensions of human health.

Skeletal muscle is a highly active tissue with roles in movement, metabolism, and overall health. Targeting skeletal muscle through exercise induces a complex array of coordinated cellular and molecular processes that improves symptoms and co-morbidities associated with numerous chronic conditions, including musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, metabolic, immunologic, and neurologic disorders. While muscle may play a central role in molecular communication underlying adaptations to exercise, understanding the full range of these mechanisms and their clinical utility in disease treatment and prevention is a truly interdisciplinary effort.

Anyone with an interest in skeletal muscle research is welcome to attend. Please find the upcoming sessions here.