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Stem-cell biology

A move in the right direction

Stem-cell therapy is valued for its potential to restore damaged or degenerating tissues. Stem cells are now regularly used to renew blood, and it looks as if the next success could be in treating dystrophic muscle.

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Figure 1: Stem-cell treatment of dystrophic muscle in dogs1.


  1. This article and the paper concerned1 were published online on 15 November 2006.


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Chamberlain, J. A move in the right direction. Nature 444, 552–553 (2006).

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