Dr. Max Gomez: Scientists Use Stem Cells To Grow Functional Human Muscle

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) Growing new muscle could be a huge boon to thousands of soldiers wounded in IED attacks. It could also help accident and trauma victims as well as those injured in sports.

As CBS 2s Dr. Max Gomez reported, scientists used stem cells to grow human muscle and thats just the start of a treatment that could restore function for thousands of seriously injured patients.

Nick Clarks lower leg was badly damaged in a skiing accident nearly a decade ago.

Because of complications of that sever break there was a lot of internal bleeding inside these muscle compartments and that caused swelling, Clark said.

As a result of the accident Clark lost a large amount of muscle.

I couldnt push off my left foot at all. I had no balance, he said.

Clark was one of five patients who took part in an experiment to test a new stem cell technique that starts with connective tissue from pigs.

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Dr. Max Gomez: Scientists Use Stem Cells To Grow Functional Human Muscle

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