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Tue, Apr 01

Scientists Grow Muscles in the Lab That Can Heal Themselves

Biomedical engineers have developed lab-grown skeletal muscles that can flex as strongly as the natural-born items, work the way they’re supposed to when they’re implanted in mice — and even heal themselves if they’re hurt. “The muscle we have made represents an important advance for the field,” Duke University’s Nenad Bursac said in a news release about the project. “It’s the first time engineered muscle has been created that contracts as strongly as native neonatal skeletal muscle.” Read more.