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The Sturdier Sex? -- Study by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Scientists Finds Female Stem Cells Work Better


4/9/2007 11:46:23 AM

PITTSBURGH – April 4, 2007 -- Female stem cells derived from muscle have a greater ability to regenerate skeletal muscle tissue than male cells, according to a study at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The study, which is being published in the April 9 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology, is the first ever to report a difference in regenerative capabilities of muscle stem cells based on sex.

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