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At the Washington Center for Muscle Biology (WCMB), scientists seek new treatments for muscle disease, help Washington biotechnology leaders translate research discoveries into life-changing remedies and prepare future scientists to continue the quest.
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Green glowing cardiac stem cells!
This video of a newborn Jekyll mouse heart was generated by Dr. Melissa Jackson using confocal microscopy. This technique takes “digital slices” of the heart and then stacks these slices into a 3D image.
The cardiac stem cells are stained green due to the production of a fluorescent protein only produced in adult stem cells. These cells help hearts grow and can even be used to repair damaged hearts. Check out the Rodgers laboratory to learn how these studies are helping to develop cell therapeutics for heart failure and muscle degenerative diseases.
Thanks to our sponsors.
The generosity of private individuals, corporations and foundations provides the fuel for new discoveries. Their support is a necessity in today’s funding climate and is greatly appreciated. The WCMB is currently supported by a grant from the Muscular Dystrophy Association and our researchers are funded from a variety of sources. If you would like to support the WCMB or partner with our scientists, please contact the director or visit our I WANT TO GIVE page.