September 03, 2012


Developing a laboratory model of Setfast in Thoroughbreds by converting skin-derived cells into muscle cells

Marta Fernandez-Fuente,  Richard J. Piercy et al.
Comparative Neuromuscular Diseases Laboratory
Royal Veterinary College

High tech science for an age-old problem
Ste fast, or tying up, has plagued horses for centuries. Using the latest cell biology techniques, scientists with HBLB funding are finding out more about muscle cells by manipulating skin cells to behave like muscles.

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