Physiology professor Dr. Robert Fitts and collaborator Dr. Sandra Hunter have been awarded a $2.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to study muscle fatigue and aging. As we age, our muscles get tired more easily. It’s well-known that a condition known as sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass) makes it more difficult for older adults to perform daily activities, and that the problem is made worse by greater muscle fatigue in older compared to younger adults. Fitts wants to look closer at the mechanisms of muscle fatigue to find out what is happening in older adult’s muscle fibers. A second part of the study will test a new exercise-training program designed to improve muscle and body performance, resistance to fatigue and the quality of life for older adult men and women.
The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce the Fall 2015 schedule for our Scholl Seminar series. All seminars will be presented on Friday afternoons at 3:00pm in Wehr Life Sciences room 111, unless otherwise noted.
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