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The World in Medicine
August 13, 2003

Beefing up Muscle

JAMA. 2003;290(6):740. doi:10.1001/jama.290.6.740-a

New research in mice indicates that a recently discovered type of stem cell can help regenerate skeletal muscle that has been damaged by a genetic disorder that causes muscular dystrophylike symptoms. The new work, by investigators in Italy and the United States, was published on-line by the journal Science on July 10 (http://www.sciencemag.org/).