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Regenerative Cell Therapy for Skeletal Muscle Disorders

A startup emerging from Lee Rubin's lab aims to provide a long-term cell therapy regenerative solution for conditions that result in reduced or improper skeletal muscle regeneration. (Image credit: B.D. Colen/Harvard Staff.)Cell therapies hold…


  • Lee Rubin

Mechanically-induced regeneration

Skeletal muscle and satellite cells are sensitive to biophysical and microenvironmental cues, and there is evidence that physical manipulation of damaged muscle may promote recovery. David Mooney’s lab has used biphasic ferrogel scaffolds to create…


  • David Mooney

Evolution of Sequence-Defined Highly Functionalized Nucleic Acid Polymers

DESCRIPTION Template-directed synthesis of modified DNA sequences can provide a rich source of material for generating new therapies featuring modified nucleic acid polymers. The Liu lab has previously developed pioneering methods to generate…


  • David Liu

In vivo gene editing in dystrophic muscle

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a debilitating disease caused by the absence of dystrophin, a protein expressed in muscle fibers. This X-linked disease affects 1 in 3000/4000 male births and average life expectancy is 26. While improvements in…


  • Amy Wagers

Modulating gene activity on chondrocytes

Transgenic mice were generated in which the regulatory sequences for the Col2a1 gene were used to drive expression of Cre recombinase in chondrocytes. The strain initiates Cre-mediated recombination predominantly in immature chondrocytes and the…


  • Andrew McMahon
  • Fanxin Long

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