Making a muscle

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A new cultivation strategy allows scientists to grow vascularized skeletal muscle capable of successful integration with existing host tissues after transplantation.

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Figure 1: Engineered muscle grafts exhibit organization and vascularization after transplantation into abdominal muscle of nude mice.

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    Levenberg, S. et al. Engineering vascularized skeletal muscle tissue. Nat. Biotechnol.; published online 19 June, 2005.

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Eisenstein, M. Making a muscle. Nat Methods 2, 566 (2005) doi:10.1038/nmeth0805-566a

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