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Self-Healing Engineered Muscle Grown in the Laboratory

The engineers are now beginning work to see if their biomimetic muscle can be used to repair actual muscle injuries and disease.
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.

The study conducted at Duke University tested the bioengineered muscle by literally

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