Volume 94 Issue 5 | p. 29 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 1, 2016

Magnetic Massaging Hydrogels For Muscle Regeneration

Materials Science: Biocompatible implants help heal skeletal muscle injuries in mice
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: Hydrogel, massage, magnet, muscle, regeneration

Physicians often prescribe massage therapy to help treat strains and other common injuries to skeletal muscles. An international research team has now developed an implantable, magnetic hydrogel that could free up therapists’ healing hands (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2016, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1517517113). Led by David J. Mooney of Harvard University, the team demonstrated that its drug-free hydrogel helps regenerate damaged skeletal muscles in mice. The . . .

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