Scientists hope to one day regenerate damaged muscles by using a technique called direct cell reprogramming, and a new study is a step in the right direction

One of the ways scientists hope to rebuild muscles in patients where they are lacking is by taking cells responsible for entirely other functions in the human body and repurposing them. Known as direct cell reprogramming, scientists have now combined this technique with a new type of scaffold to ensure cells carry out their task following transplantation, and have demonstrated the potential of the technique by treating severe muscle loss in mice.

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