Hyaluranic acid, a naturally occurring compound, awakens stem cells to repair damaged muscle

Hyaluranic acid, a naturally occurring compound, awakens stem cells to repair damaged muscle

When a muscle fiber is damaged, stem cells (in pink) start producing and coating themselves with hyaluronic acid (pale green outline). Once the coating gets thick enough, it causes the muscle stem cells to wake up. Credit: Dr. Kiran Nakka A new study published in the journal Science reveals a unique form of cell communication …

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