MoTrPAC: Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium
Be part of a national movement to discover exercise
This study will lay the foundation for a new era of biomedical research on Precision Exercise Medicine -Dr. Eric Ravussin
This particular research project is intentionally taking all
the different specialties and trying to integrate them together.
[It] will give us a more clear understanding of the problems and how to solve them.
-Dr. Peggy Whitson, American Astronaut, NASA
We will undoubtedly find individual differences...
what works for me... might be very different
than what works for someone else. We want to discover that.
-Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health
For years, we have known that being physically active is good for our health, but until this point, there has not been a clear understanding of what actually is happening deep within the body, or how the molecular structure of the body changes to improve and preserve health.
Having a better understanding of how the body changes with physical activity will help researchers and clinicians to better prescribe and tailor exercises programming in the future.
This research study is the largest targeted National Institutes of Health (NIH) investment aimed to understand how physical activity improves health and prevents disease.