Muscle fibre capillarization is a critical factor in muscle fibre hypertrophy during resistance exercise training in older men

Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle | 04-08-2016| Abstract: Background: Adequate muscle fiber perfusion is critical for the maintenance of muscle mass, it is essential in the rapid delivery of oxygen, nutrients and growth factors to the muscle, stimulating muscle fiber growth. Muscle fiber capillarization is known to decrease substantially with advancing age. However, [...]

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Marieke van der Heiden – OIO

Background: Several studies indicate reduced immune responses towards infectious diseases and vaccinations in the elderly, which is mainly caused by immunological ageing. Research description: Within my PhD project, we are investigating whether timely vaccinations in middle-aged individuals are successful to circumvent the deleterious effects of immunosenescence and possibly increase the memory immunity in the elderly. [...]

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Evie van der Spoel, Phd-student

Background My name is Evie van der Spoel (1992) and I am currently a PhD student at the section Gerontology and Geriatrics (Internal Medicine department) of the Leiden University Medical Center. I studied Biomedical Sciences in Leiden and in January 2016 I started my PhD project under supervision of Diana van Heemst, Gerard Jan Blauw, [...]

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Niels van der Geest, MD PhD

My research I have been investigating the impact of aging on the human immune system. My work has focused on T and B cell aging, and its implications for the development of autoimmune diseases in the elderly. During my time as a PhD student (promotor prof. dr. A. Mieke H. Boots), I have built up [...]

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