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Stem cells aid muscle repair and strengthening after resistance exercise
July 21, 2014
By injecting mesenchymal stem cells into mouse leg muscles prior to several bouts of eccentric exercise (similar to the lengthening contractions performed during resistance training in humans), researchers were able to increase the rate of repair and enhance the growth and strength of those muscles in the exercising mice.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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