December 2, 2010

Endurance exercise rejuvenates old muscles with stem cells

Dafna Benayahu of Tel Aviv University's Sackler School of Medicine has discovered how endurance exercise increases the number of muscle stem cells which enhances their ability to rejuvenate old muscles. She hopes that her finding will lead to a new drug to heal muscles faster. "With this advance, we can dream about creating a drug for humans that could increase muscle mass and ameliorate the negative effects of aging," she says.


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