ECM Transplants Regrow Muscle

ecmDr. Stephen Badylak  is using transplanted extracellular matrix from animals to to re-grow muscle at UPMC in Pittsburgh (full disclosure, I work at UPMC).  Veterans who were seriously  injured in the Iraq war they are getting  impressive results.  The full article can be found here. Money quote on ECM: “Surgeons think of them as meshes that hold things together,” Dr. Badylak said. Most of them do not understand the matrix’s role in signaling and repair. “They don’t get it,” he said. “We didn’t either at first.”

I hope we can get him for the 4th Fascia Research Congress