Duke Scientists Create Self-Healing Muscles in Lab

Biomedical engineers have developed lab-grown skeletal muscles able to flex like biologically grown ones and even heal themselves if they are damaged. Researchers have been working on engineered fibers for years, but a Duke team found a way to create muscles as strong as real ones using stem cells in niches among strands. The results were published online Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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