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Artificial Muscles Could Help Advance Research on Muscular Dystrophy

This field of developing artificial muscles is only going to improve from here on out.

The field of artificial muscles for research and industrial purposes is advancing, as researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory teamed up with  Harvard’s Wyss Institute to create advanced robotics, as well as cutting-edge artificial muscles that can lift up to 1000 times their weight.

Though it is not directly related to the research into treatments of muscular dystrophy, the advances made are stunning. Researchers are able to create these strong muscles in a little under 10 minutes, and using only $1 worth of materials that can be easily obtained anywhere. The muscles can then be attached to any skeleton or basic structural scaffolding to bestow them with the strength that they can provide, as long as the skeleton is able to bend and move in a manner that can accommodate the muscles.