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Potential new approach to regenerating skeletal muscle tissue
Date:6/1/2012

may not survive long into childhood. Children with a less severe form face the prospect of progressive muscle wasting, loss of mobility and motor function. There is an urgent need for improved treatments.

"We are excited by this potential new approach for regenerating skeletal muscle tissue, but much more research is needed. We now need to perform more in-depth studies with human AFS cells in mouse models to see if it is viable to use cells derived from the amniotic fluid to treat diseases affecting skeletal muscle tissue."


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Contact: David Weston
d.weston@ucl.ac.uk
44-203-108-3844
University College London
Source:Eurekalert

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