macaque monkeys

Injections of genes for the muscle-growth protein follistatin strengthened leg muscles in monkeys

posted on November 12, 2009 - 10:00pm
Four macaque monkeys that received injections of genes for a protein called follistatin into upper leg muscles experienced pronounced and durable increases in muscle size and strength with no adverse effects, say researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and Ohio State University. The findings could have implications for people with muscular dystrophies and other...

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