MASS (Muscle Ageing and Sarcopenia Studies)
Principal Investigator: Professor Avan Sayer
Two pilot studies (MASS-PD, recruiting patients with Parkinsons disease, and MASS pilot, a pilot study for the main MASS lifecourse study) have completed successfully. The MASS Lifecourse study is now halfway to its recruitment target of 160 participants. This large (n=160) deep phenotyping study includes muscle biopsy, plus genetics and biobanking, on adults across the lifecourse to understand the pathophysiological processes underpinning normal and abnormal muscle ageing, with a view to identifying targets for future intervention studies.