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Engineered cells provide platform for research into muscle disorders

Researchers have for the first time engineered functional skeletal muscle cells from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs). The new muscle cells respond like native muscle to electrical and chemical stimulation making them useful in physiological and pharmacological studies. As reported in Nature Communications, the Duke University research first involved creating induced myogenic progenitor cells (iMPCs) ...

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