Medical research

Designed proteins to treat muscular dystrophy

The cell scaffolding holds muscle fibers together and protects them from damage. Individuals who suffer from muscular dystrophy often lack essential components in this cell scaffold. As a result, their muscles lack strength ...

Medical research

A minimally invasive tool to measure muscle impairment

A minimally invasive, fiber-optic technique that accurately measures the passive stretch and twitch contraction of living muscle tissue could someday be an alternative to the painful muscle biopsies used to diagnose and treat ...

Genetics

Zebrafish study leads to potential treatment for muscle disease

The tiny zebrafish has been used by Monash University researchers to identify a potential approach to treating the progressive and devastating muscle disease, myofibrillar myopathy. The findings may also be useful for diseases ...

Medical research

Scientists prove feasibility of 'printing' replacement tissue

Using a sophisticated, custom-designed 3D printer, regenerative medicine scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have proved that it is feasible to print living tissue structures to replace injured or diseased tissue ...

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