Why Muscles Are Being Grown in the Lab as Well as the Gym

Animals control openings, compress organs, and move body parts by contracting muscles. Muscles grow after contractions exhaust them repeatedly, and athletes exhaust their muscles with exercise to induce muscle growth. Now, researchers are learning to grow muscle tissue outside the body for medical and culinary purposes. Advances in tissue engineering have helped patients control their bladders more easily and could soon bring lab-grown beef to dinner plates.

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