Keratin hydrogels show significant potential to regenerate lost muscle tissue and function

New Rochelle, NY, April 27, 2017—The use of human hair-derived keratin biomaterials to regenerate skeletal muscle has shown promise in new research that documents significant increases in both new muscle tissue formation and muscle function among mouse models of volumetric muscle loss. Two new studies that compare muscle regeneration following treatment with keratin hydrogels, no repair, or an alternative tissue matrix are published in in Tissue Engineering, Part A, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The articles are available free on the Tissue Engineering website until May 27, 2017. . . . read article