Pig Bladder Tissue Regrows Leg Muscles
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A study published in Science Translational Medicine details how, for the first time, damaged leg muscles can be regenerated via stem cells from a pig's bladder. Researchers surgically implanted cell sheets obtained from the connective tissue of a pig's bladder. The body then regenerated stem cells at the area of implantation (in this instance, the damaged leg muscles). New tissue is formed over time as the scar tissue is repaired. Three of the 5 participants reported positive results and all underwent physical therapy before and after the surgery. Muscle regrowth was present in biopsies and scans in all 5 of the study patients.
For the first time ever, scientists have been able to successfully regenerate damaged leg muscles through a new stem cell technique that uses material from pig bladder tissue. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Health tested ...
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