COGNITION

COGNITION

The GSK Human Performance Lab aims to assess, monitor and train aspects of cognitive function that are relevant to health and human performance. The science will not only support elite performance, but also provide insights into how mental function can be sustained through life.  

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Pain and cognitive function – friend or foe?

Pain is a complex multidimensional phenomenon which can have a large effect on the physical and psychological wellbeing of an individual.
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Symposium: Fatigue and performance

On Thursday 27th August the GSK HPL hosted a live webcast, exploring the scientific background and practical applications of fatigue and its impact on physiological and cognitive performance.
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PHYSIOLOGY

PHYSIOLOGY

By studying aspects of human physiology such as strength, recovery, immunity and respiratory function, the GSK HPL will inform our understanding of human health and performance and support the science behind GSK’s consumer healthcare brands.

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Chris Froome visits the GSK HPL

Double Tour de France winner and Olympic medallist, Chris Froome, recently visited the GSK Human Performance Lab to complete a series of independent physiological assessments. 
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The science of respiratory muscle fatigue

Before continuing, it’s important to elucidate the techniques used in the assessment of respiratory muscle fatigue. Early research quantified fatigue by asking subjects to perform maximal inspiratory efforts into a mouthpiece.
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MOVEMENT

MOVEMENT

Using the latest isokinetic dynamometry and biomechanistic approaches, the GSK Human Performance Lab will generate scientific insights which can help inform opportunities to improve functional ability, mobility and quality of life. 

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No pain no gain

Numerous interventions have been investigated with regards to accelerating recovery from strenuous exercise with varying degrees of success.
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Webcast: Injury management for athletes

On Thursday 10th December, the HPL held its final webcast of 2015 - Injury management for athletes. This webcast explores how a multi-disciplinary approach can be adopted for the prevention and management of sports injuries, including individualised strategies in the areas of: physiotherapy, nutrition and strength and conditioning.
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NUTRITION

NUTRITION

The GSK Human Performance Lab's expertise in nutrition and hydration will inform optimum development, fuelling and recovery strategies and support product innovation for GSK consumer healthcare.

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Webcast: Bone health in athletes

On Wednesday 8th July, the GSK HPL held its third expert webcast of 2015 - Bone health in athletes – exploring the relationship between health and athletic performance.
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 Coxless crew visit the GSK HPL

HPL Sport Dietitian and Nutritionist Ana Anton-Solanas outlines the research that was performed with the Coxless Crew, the group of four females to be the first in rowing across the Pacific Ocean.
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DIGESTIVE HEALTH

DIGESTIVE HEALTH

The GSK HPL will provide important insights around the relationship between gut health and immunity and performance and cognition. It will also inform on maintaining a healthy microbiome and its impact on health and performance, as well as the science behind common symptoms.

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Webcast: Digestive health and performance

On Friday, 6th May 2016, the HPL hosted a webcast for its Science Community, Digestive Health and Performance, exploring background insights into gastrointestinal physiology, incidence of GI distress in the population, as well as causes.
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 Ken's comment on: Marathons and microbiota

As the 2016 London Marathon approaches, for some this represents the culmination of many months of dedicated training – for others, it brings long hours in fancy dress, raising money for good causes.
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Cognition

Assessing, monitoring and training cognitive function, relevant to health and performance. Supporting elite performance and providing insight into how mental function can be sustained through life.

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Physiology

Studying aspects of human physiology, the HPL will inform our understanding of human health and performance and support innovation in GSK consumer healthcare.

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Movement

Using the latest isokinetic dynamometry and biomechanical approaches, scientific insight from the GSK HPL will support opportunities to improve functional ability, mobility and quality of life.

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Nutrition

Expertise in nutrition and hydration will inform optimum development, fuelling and recovery strategies and support product innovation for GSK consumer healthcare. 

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Digestive Health

Providing important insight around the relationship between gut health and immunity and performance and cognition, as well as maintaining a healthy microbiome and its impact on health and performance.

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