Lynn Megeney

MDA-supported scientists in Ottawa have found that controlled damage to DNA is required before immature muscle cells can mature into muscle fibers.

posted on February 23, 2010 - 9:48am
Remodeling a building usually requires some degree of dismantling before new construction can begin. That principle, it now seems, also may apply to the remodeling of the body's cells.  Scientists at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa have found recently that it applies to muscle cells, which can only develop from a stemlike state into mature muscle fibers after...

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