Muscle Stem Cells Offer Hope

Healthy implanted muscle stem cels
UC Davis CVS clinicians have embarked on an aggressive campaign to utilize regenerative medicine techniques to rehabilitate swallowing in patients with profound dysfunction. Recently published work from our center has shown that injected autologous muscle stem cells improve tongue strength in a large animal model of dysphagia (Laryngoscope. 2013 Aug 8.). We hope to begin a human clinical trial in the near future.