Please watch this short yet informative film from our 2021 partner the incredible Patani lab based at The Francis Crick Institute about how movement originates from the brain and travels down long thin cells called Motor Neurones. Sadly in MND it is the motor neurones that are affected causing the atrophy or wasting of muscles as they are now long firing signals to our muscles.
How many types of muscle are there? How do they contract? What types of muscle cell (muscle fibre) are there? This fantastic bitesize guide will tell you what you need to know?
Some of our research and choreography has investigated Fast & Slow Fibre Types? Are you a sprinter or a marathon runner?
Patterns in muscles fibres look at all the incredible pattern that our skeletal muscles make we used only these patterns in all four sections of our flashmob!
Please meet our lead 2022 Star Cells 2 research scientist Professor Emma Hodson-Tole from Manchester Metropolitan University