The SmArT lab of the Center of Research & evaluation of Human Performance of the School of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, is dedicated to research excellence, quality education, improvement of quality of life & performance, & service to the community. We offer students opportunities for professional development in a large number of scientific areas of Exercise Science using our well-equipped facilities for both basic & applied research. Our mission is to improve health, quality of life & athletic performance through research & education. More...
We are working on the effects of redox status on molecular pathways mediating muscle's inflammatory response (immune cell recruitment, proteolysis and performance deterioration in relation to the activation of intracellular signaling pathways) and recovery (satellite cell activation).
We are investigating how low-grade inflammation affects proteolysis and protein synthesis in sarcopenic aged and how various exercise training models offset sarcopenia and prevent loss of function in the elderly.
We are working on (i) the interaction between performance recovery kinetics and the inflammatory responses induced by competition and training during pre- and in-season training; (ii) biochemistry and physiology of football and basketball; (iii) evaluation of conditioning strategies for football and basketball players; (iv) fitness testing; and v) injury prevention.
We are investigating how various nutritional (antioxidants, protein) and/or pharmacological (NF-kB inhibitors) interventions affect muscle's inflammatory response and recovery not only in athletes but also in individuals with chronic inflammatory diseases and the elderly.
During the last decade we have been studying the acute and chronic exercise responses of individuals with Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and we have been evaluating the efficacy of exercise to fight alcoholism through an interdisciplinary approach.
We are particularly interested in studying the osteogenic effects of exercise on children and adolescents as well as to determine the trainability of youth to various exercise training models. We are also developing physical activity strategies to fight youth obesity.
We are particularly interested in studying the physical demands of tactical personnel to determine their trainability to various exercise training models. More specific, we are developing innovative training models combining tactical and physical drills and methods to improve the operational readiness.
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