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Feeling groovy: Neurons integrate better with muscle grown on grooved platforms


January 22, 2019

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Growing muscle tissue on grooved platforms helps neurons more effectively integrate with the muscle, a requirement for engineering muscle in the lab that responds and functions like muscle in the body, University of Illinois researchers found in a new study. Such engineered muscle with integrated nerves has applications in reconstructive and rehabilitative medicine, as well as for engineered biological machines or robots. Full Story

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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