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    A First: Lab Creates Cells Used by Brain to Control Muscle Cells

    A First: Lab Creates Cells Used by Brain to Control Muscle Cells



    ScienceDaily (Nov. 22, 2011) — University of Central Florida researchers, for the first time, have used stem cells to grow neuromuscular junctions between human muscle cells and human spinal cord cells, the key connectors used by the brain to communicate and control muscles in the body.

    The success at UCF is a critical step in developing "human-on-a-chip" systems. The systems are models that recreate how organs or a series of organs function in the body. Their use could accelerate medical research and drug testing, potentially delivering life-saving breakthroughs much more quickly than the typical 10-year trajectory most drugs take now to get through animal and patient trials.

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    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...1122133038.htm

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    Finally something that suggests sooner than later!

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