Jul 15, 2010, 2:52 PM
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a technique they believe will help scientists overcome a major hurdle to the use of adult stem cells for treating muscular dystrophy and other muscle-wasting disorders that accompany aging or disease: They've found that growing muscle stem cells on a specially developed synthetic matrix that mimics the elasticity of real muscle allows them to maintain their self-renewing properties.
Aug 8, 2008, 12:37 PM
Dr. Tapscott aims to use this grant to identify the potential mechanisms that cause FSHD, identifying the molecular changes that result from the FSHD mutation.
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