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Artificial Muscles Could Help Advance Research on Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers expect these artificial muscles to be more patient-specific.

"Our work shows that we can make patient-specific mini-muscles in the lab and those artificial muscles show distinctive features of some forms of severe muscle diseases. Notably, the stem cell technology utilised to produce those muscle allows us to generate a virtually unlimited number of muscles in the lab and to have them combined with other cell types of the same patients which are very difficult to obtain otherwise, such as motor neurons" said Dr. Francesco Saverio Tedesco, a researcher of Biosciences from University College London.