May 2014 | VOL. 13, NO. 5 | www.McGowan.pitt.edu
Regenerative Medicine Improves Muscle Strength and Function in Leg Injuries
Damaged leg muscles grew stronger and showed signs of regeneration in three out of five men whose old injuries were surgically implanted with extracellular matrix (ECM) derived from pig bladder (pictured), according to a new study conducted by McGowan Institute affiliated faculty. Early findings from a human trial of the process and from animal studies were published recently in Science Translational Medicine.