Regenerating Muscle with Pig Bladder & Stem Cellsadmin
Last week scientists (using microscopes, centrifuges, PCR and other used lab equipment) were able to take stem cells and pig bladder lining to regenerate muscles. Five patients who lost a fair amount of leg muscles were able to receive the lab quality regenerated muscles. Here’s a fun fact, muscle has the ability to regenerate on its own, as long as a large amount isn’t lost. Treatments for extreme cases are scarce, but Stem Cells have shown a promising future. At the University of Pittsburgh a team of researchers led by Stephen Badylak are trying a new kind of treatment with stem cells. Rather than taking the stem cell out, remapping it into a cell of their choice and placing it back in the body, Badylak is changing the stem cell within the body. The technique relies on extracellular matrix (ECM) the ladder of protein molecules that add structure to living tissue. Please follow the link below for more information on this new innovative research.
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