Mapping diaphragm stem cell features to treat Muscular Dystrophy

Scientists in recent years have developed processes that allow them to generate cells from a specific type of stem cell. In order to do this, though, they need to know the features and genetic markers of the type of cell that they are trying to create. Researchers have learned much about muscle cells by focusing on the muscles used for movement, such as those in the limbs, but little research has been specifically performed on the diaphragm muscle.

University of Minnesota, Cardiology
Dr. Alessandro Magli, PhD