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Researchers regenerate muscle cells in mice with muscular dystrophy

July 10, 2018

Written by Allen Cone

In muscular dystrophy’s affected muscle, on the right, the tissue has become disorganized and the concentration of dystrophin, in green, which is important to properly functioning muscles, is greatly reduced compared to normal muscle, on the left. Photo credit UPI/ Cbenner12/Wikimedia Commons

Refined cells from a type of benign tumor regenerated skeletal muscle stem cells in mice with muscular dystrophy, according to a new study.

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers sought to find the source of cells to rebuild muscles. They found that teratomas — benign tumors that produce many types of cells, including hair follicles, muscle, and glands — could get the job done. Read more.

Published July 5, 2018 by UPI

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