Archive for June, 2009

Muscle repair enhanced by stem cells: new research

Author: Michael Rudnicki, 06/05/09

In a Cell Stem Cell paper released today, my team at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute demonstrated how the Wnt7a protein, signaling through the planar cell polarity pathway, controls the homeostatic levels of stem cells in muscle tissue, generating close to a 20% increase in the size of the tissue. In lay terms, this means we…Read more