Novel bioengineering approach could aid muscle regeneration

Written by Heather Jones

In efforts to restore muscle loss, researchers from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (NC, USA), Sungkyunkwan University (Seoul, South Korea) and Chonnam National University (Gwangju, South Korea) have developed an efficient bioengineering technique for muscle regeneration and functional restoration in injured rats. The results of their study are published in Applied Physics Reviews. Often in the absence of fully effective reconstructive procedures for bioengineering skeletal muscles, loss of muscle as a result of trauma, illness or injury can result in permanent damage. Expanding on their previously developed method using muscle-specific materials derived from tissues (dECM-MA) to construct bioinks, an...

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