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Engineered Human Muscle in The Lab May be an Option in the Future.

Over the years it has been developed models of the human liver, lung, and heart that allow us to observe living tissue in the laboratory.
 
These models can be used to test how new drugs may affect a particular organ without the risk of exposing patients to the drug.

However, until now a realistic laboratory model of human muscle tissues that can contract like real muscles had not been designed.

Now we have it.

This approach may help scientists to development new drugs to treat numerous disorders that affect muscles and movement in humans — such as muscular dystrophies, which are diseases in which people progressively lose muscle strength.

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https://medium.com/health-and-disease/lab-grown-human-tissue-flexes-its-muscles-for-the-first-time-7a8c0f849510

Original Paper:
http://elifesciences.org/content/4/e04885
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Fascinating work...of course I immediately ran to the mirror after reading this article to see if my eyes have more crypts or furrows.
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