Researchers track muscle stem cell dynamics in response to injury and aging

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IMAGE: SBP’s Alessandra Sacco, Ph.D., investigates how muscle stem cells become activated to repair damage, paving the way for stem cell-based therapies for muscle wasting and muscular dystrophy.
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Credit: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP)

La Jolla, Calif., December 14, 2017 – A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) describes the biology behind why muscle stem cells respond differently to aging or injury. The findings, published in Cell Stem Cell, have important implications for therapeutic strategies to regenerate skeletal muscle in response to the normal wear and tear of aging, or in cases of injury or muscle diseases such as muscular dystrophy.

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