repairing muscle cells

posted on November 1, 2005 - 9:53am
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 6
Emanuela Gussoni, Ph.D. AffiliationChildren’s Hospital and Harvard University, Boston StrategyIsolating side population cells from muscle tissue StatusLaboratory experiments
posted on November 1, 2005 - 9:53am
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 6
Long before "stem cell" became a household term, people had observed that plants and animals can, within limits, repair damage they sustain. Wounds heal, broken bones knit, and lost blood is replenished. Mowed grass soon regrows, and barren trees sprout new leaves in spring. Cut off a limb of a salamander or some other amphibians, and it regrows. But the limbs of other animals, once gone, can’t...
posted on November 1, 2005 - 9:51am
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 6
Michael Rudnicki, Ph.D. AffiliationOttawa Health Research Institute(Canada) StrategyDecoding pathways of muscle-cell development and repair StatusLaboratory experiments