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  • Nanostimulators boost stem cells for muscle repair

    An artist's rendering of a nanostimulator attached to a fat-derived stem cell in damaged muscle tissue.

    Nanostimulators bind to the surface of stem cells, delivering agents that spur the cells to release factors that promote blood vessel growth and modulate inflammation in damaged muscle.  

    Image by Janet Sinn-Hanlon, Veterinary Medicine at Illinois

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Hyunjoon Kong, email hjkong06@illinois.edu. To reach Marni Boppart, email mboppart@illinois.edu.  

    The paper “Surface tethering of inflammation-modulatory nanostimulators to stem cells for ischemic muscle repair” is available online. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b04926