Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates the ability to heal itself both inside the laboratory and inside an animal.
Here, cells travel through veins that have grown into laboratory-made muscle fibers after implantation into the back of a mouse.
Credit: Duke Pratt School of Engineering
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