Stem Cell Injection Bulks Up Injured Mice, Slows Their Aging Process
An experiment on injured mice produced an unexpected and exciting result.
When scientists from the University of Boulder injected stem cells into injured mice to help speed up their recovery, little did they expect that the muscles in their injured parts will grow back stronger and bigger in size.
The stem cells were taken from healthy young mice and permanently increased the mass of the transplanted muscle, besides reducing its aging process. Even after two years of injecting the cells, the mice were able to maintain the bulk in the concerned body parts. The researchers also added that this unique behavior of stem cells helping boost the muscle size would only work on an injury, which may have possible applications in the future for people suffering from degenerative diseases.