Women standing with painting of muscles in the background

Thirty marks the spot. Starting at this age, we begin to lose approximately three to eight percent of muscle mass per decade. With it, we also lose strength and mobility. Left unaddressed, this loss of muscle —called ‘sarcopenia’ in the technical lingo— can cause a significant drop in quality of life. Especially in older adults, it increases risks of falls and time spent immobile, both of which impact longevity.

In a new study, researchers, including MIMG Faculty member Dr. April Pyle, bring us one step closer to being able to regenerate muscle “artificially.” The findings suggest that stem cell transplants may be a viable approach to building new muscle and repairing old injuries.

Read and download the article on Nature Cell Biology