The first lab-grown muscle that flexes

AT DUKE UNIVERSITY…

Researchers have grown the first human skeletal muscle that is able to contract and respond.

According to a press release from the University, the muscle is able to respond to external stimuli such as “electrical pulses, biochemical signals and pharmaceuticals,” much in the same way native tissue does.  The hope is that the muscle will give scientists the ability to test new drugs or study diseases in the lab rather than on a human body.

Read more about it – Source: Duke University

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